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Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce speaks in April during a vote on SB 1070, the immigration bill he sponsored. The final version resembled "model legislation" he helped draft during an ALEC conference in Washington, D.C., last year. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Shaping State Laws With Little Scrutiny

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Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, pictured here at Tea Party rally on Oct. 22, was instrumental in drafting the state's immigration law. He also sits on a American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) task force, a group that helped shape the law. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law

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Plain Talk Eases Police Radio Codes Off The Air

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Madoff Likely Won't Be Serving Time In 'Club Fed'

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Shrinking State Budgets May Spring Some Inmates

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