Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Arizona Supreme Court Affirmed Lower Court's Ruling To Keep Cabrera Off Ballot For Lack Of English Proficiency

Alejandrina Cabrera

Photo: Yuma Sun

Cabrera's attorney considering filing case with U.S. Supreme Court.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 8, 2012

Phoenix - On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's decision that Alejandrina Cabrera should remain off the San Luis City March Primary Election ballot for lack of English proficiency. The state high court didn't release any information why Cabrera should remain off the ballot, but is expected to release their ruling later.
John Minore, Cabrera's attorney is contemplating whether to file the case with the U.S. Supreme Court. He hasn't confirmed yet, if he will continue to challenge Yuma County Superior Court Judge John Nelson's ruling on January 27, to keep Cabrera's name of the ballot for lack of English proficiency.
Mayor Juan Carlos Escamilla filed a court complaint to determine, if Cabrera had enough shills of English proficiency to handle a four-year term as a council member.
Escamilla faced two unsuccessful attempts to recall him last year, which Cabrera helped to initiate after the council hiked utility rates and laid off 12 city employees due to budget cuts. 
Carbrera is one of ten candidates for the San Luis City Council race.

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