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In this 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, is joined by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a new conference in Marshalltown, Iowa. President Donald Trump has pardoned the former sheriff following his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case. (Mary Altaffer/AP, File)

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Critics: Trump pardon latest affront against judiciary

President Donald Trump’s pardon of former sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, shows a lack of regard for an independent judiciary, say critics who note Trump’s past criticism of federal judges, including the chief justice of the United States.

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Pardon of Arpaio would refute crux of immigration debate

Arizona politicians have invoked the “rule of law” for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one — no matter who you are — is above the law.