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Judge tosses most claims in lawsuit against Pima County

Judge tosses most claims in lawsuit against Pima County

The lawsuit involves an eastside business property.

November 21, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

ACLU sues to get Border Patrol documents

PHOENIX — Claiming a pattern of civil-rights abuse, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Monday to find out exactly how the Border Patrol enforces immigration law far from Mexico.

April 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Don’t abandon Arizona to right-wing extremist Republicans

Arizona Senate Bill 1062 was not a defense of the religious. The legislation, which would have permitted discrimination based on religious belief, was a weapon whipped up in a desperate grasp for power by those who interpret change as a personal assault.

February 27, 2014 7:30 amLoading…

Law allowing businesses to turn away gays goes to governor

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays — and maybe others.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
March on Washington anniversary

March on Washington anniversary

Bayard Rustin, leader of the "March on Washington" scheduled for Aug. 28, is shown at the National Headquarters, Aug. 1, 1963, New York. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

August 27, 2013 9:22 am

Judge: Arpaio's office needs monitor

PHOENIX - A federal judge who ruled an Arizona sheriff's office racially profiled Latinos delayed instituting remedies Friday to allow parties time to agree on options, but he indicated a court-appointed monitor likely would be assigned to assure the agency is complying with constitutional r…

June 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Smugglers' rights violated by border agents, jury finds

Two Border Patrol agents were convicted Friday in federal court in Tucson of violating the civil rights of four drug smugglers.

April 20, 2013 12:00 am

Forgiveness sought and granted; the 2 men wept

A few words on the death of Elwin Wilson. He passed last week in a South Carolina hospital at age 76. Wilson had endured heart and lung problems and had suffered a recent bout with the flu.

April 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arpaio, on stand, explains charged remarks

PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known nationally for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration took the witness stand Tuesday and faced allegations that his trademark immigration sweeps amount to racial profiling against Hispanics.

July 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

US looking into TUSD's treatment of Latinos

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating TUSD's treatment of Latinos at Governing Board meetings.

May 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Ohio school: Gay student can wear T-shirt 1 day

CINCINNATI  — A gay student who sued his public high school for prohibiting him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays will be allowed to wear the shirt for at least one day.

April 05, 2012 8:40 amLoading…

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