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The Arizona Republic -- Michael Kiefer

Another of Arizona's immigration laws was struck down Wednesday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unconstitutional a law denying bond to undocumented immigrants charged with "serious" crimes.

The law, known as Proposition 100, was passed by voters in November 2006, during the height of anti-immigrant sentiment in the state.

After the vote, the Legislature defined "serious" crimes as Class 4 felonies or worse -- the most serious felonies are Class 1, the least serious Class 6. Subsequent immigration laws tended to be classified as Class 4.

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Updated: Fri, Oct 31st 2014 @ 3:00pm EDT