|Former U.S. Senator from Arizona|
From: January 4, 1995 - January 3, 2013
|Former U.S. Representative from Arizona's 4th District|
From: January 5, 1987 – January 3, 1995
|Predecessor||Eldon D. Rudd|
|Spouse(s)||Caryll L. Collins|
Jon Kyl, born April 25, 1942 (age 75), is a former United States Senator from Arizona. At the time of his retirement from the Senate in 2012, Kyl served as Senate Minority Republican Whip. In 2008, National Journal ranked Kyl the most conservative U.S. Senator.
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Kyl co-sponsored legislation that would give illegal immigrants up to five years to leave the country.
In February 2006, Kyl joined Senator Lindsey Graham in filing an amicus brief in the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case, which appears to have been an attempt to mislead the Supreme Court by presenting an “extensive colloquy” added to the Congressional record but not actually spoken live in the December 21, 2005 debate as evidence that "Congress was aware" that the Detainee Treatment Act would strip the Supreme Court of jurisdiction to hear "pending cases, including this case" brought by the Guantanamo detainees.
Kyl appeared in the U.S. national news near the end of his 2006 campaign as an example of a case where some bloggers were attempting to influence search engine results for searches on Kyl's name.