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Strange Bedfellows on Immigration, Cocaine, and Campaign Finance

The ACLU and many conservative activists find themselves on the same side of the issues this week.

Political Advocacy Tracker is a roundup of what Christian activist organizations have been talking about the past week.

Social conservatives often find themselves at odds with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). This week, however, many conservative political groups found themselves fighting alongside the group on immigration, campaign finance, and even sentencing for possessing crack cocaine.

Arizona Showdown

On Wednesday, a federal judge struck down the most important pieces of Arizona's controversial immigration law. The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and the National Association of Evangelicals—both of which support comprehensive immigration reform—did not respond immediately to the ruling. In an interview with Fox News last week, ERLC president Richard Land called the Arizona law "a symptom" that indicated the need for reform.

"The Arizona law is a cry for help from a state that has been let down by the federal government under both ...

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