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Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce displays a copy of the state's immigration law Wednesday as the Supreme Court heard arguments on it. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce speaks to a crowd in front of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, April 25, 2012, as the nation's highest court hears arguments over Arizona’s immigration-crackdown law, known as S.B. 1070. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of Arizona's controversial immigration law S.B. 1070, left, accompanied by former Arizona Sen. Dennis DeConcini, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, before the Senate Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee hearing titled "Examining the Constitutionality and Prudence of State and Local Governments Enforcing Immigration Law." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (left) and Russell Pearce attend an Arizona Red Mountain Tea Party meeting in Mesa, Ariz., on Monday. The sheriff is in a tough fight to stay in office and Mr. Pearce is trying to regain a seat in his state's Senate. (East Valley Tribune via Associated Press)

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Protesters in February 2011 gather around then-state Sen. Russell Pearce, author of Arizona's tough immigration law, at a Phoenix courthouse. The Republican was ousted from office in a November recall election. But he is considering another legislative race. An email message to Pearce supporters said he will announce his plans Monday. (Associated Press)

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Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce discusses the campaign in Mesa, Ariz. Mr. Pearce, the sponsor of Arizona's groundbreaking immigration enforcement law, lost the state's recall election to Jerry Lewis. The recall election, forced by a petition drive, is the first for an Arizona legislator. (Associated Press)

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Charter-school executive Jerry Lewis is challenging Arizona state Senate President Russell Pearce in a Nov. 8 recall election. Both men are Mormon Republicans competing in a GOP district dominated by conservative Mormons. (Associated Press)

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Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (Associated Press)

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Arizona state Senate President Russell Pearce, Mesa Republican, speaks at the Capitol in Phoenix on Monday, April 18, 2011. Arizona is entering unusual political territory with a scheduled recall election for Mr. Pearce, the nationally known champion of legislation and ballot measures against illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS SHINING BRIGHT: Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, chief sponsor of Arizona's immigration legislation, has become a GOP kingmaker.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Shining bright: Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, author of Arizona's immigration bill, has become a GOP kingmaker.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Arizona Rep. Russell Pearce, who wrote the state's tough immigration legislation, has filed a "motion to intervene" against the White House's challenge of the new law.