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Prop 122 seeks AZ opt-out of federal programs

Prop 122 seeks AZ opt-out of federal programs

Prop. 122 blocks state from implementing federal programs deemed unconstitutional.

September 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Supreme Court: Execution in Tucson murder case can proceed

Supreme Court: Execution in Tucson murder case can proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.

July 22, 2014 4:38 pm Related

Feds consider dropping challenge to Arizona's SB 1070

PHOENIX — The Obama administration is apparently ready to throw in the towel in its bid to kill the “papers, please” provision of Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law.

May 31, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Federal court upholds new Arizona legislative district maps

PHOENIX — A federal court refused Tuesday to disturb the lines for the state’s 30 legislative districts even if they were designed in part to favor Democrats.

April 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Federal ruling upholds Arizona's new legislative districts

Federal ruling upholds Arizona's new legislative districts

PHOENIX — A federal court refused today to disturb the lines for the state's 30 legislative districts even if they might favor Democrats.

April 29, 2014 1:48 pmLoading…
US judge says Arizona can require new voters to prove citizenship

US judge says Arizona can require new voters to prove citizenship

PHOENIX — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Election Assistance Commission to require would-be Arizona voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register.

March 19, 2014 10:01 amLoading…

Enforce SB 1070 in reasonable, legal, proportional fashion

A lengthy Star investigation published last week revealed the highly disparate approach Arizona law enforcement agencies take to enforcing state immigration law SB 1070.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Court dismisses challenge to Arizona congressional maps

PHOENIX — Arizona voters have a constitutional right to wrest control of drawing congressional boundaries from the Legislature, a federal court ruled late Friday.

February 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Repairing the voting rights act

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

January 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Yes: Corporations have no ‘right to religious freedom’ no matter their piety of their owners

Do you know what your boss thinks about Jesus? How about Muhammad or Moses ?

January 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Filing asks U.S. Supreme Court to block Arizona abortion law

PHOENIX — Arizona is taking center stage in the fight over how far state lawmakers can go to curb abortion rights.

December 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona inmate, 71, executed in Bisbee murder

Arizona inmate, 71, executed in Bisbee murder

FLORENCE — Arizona executed its oldest person on death row Wednesday, nearly 35 years after he was charged with murdering a Bisbee man during a robbery and dumping his body along a highway.

October 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Reaction to court ruling on marriage provision

Reaction to court ruling on marriage provision

Reaction to the Supreme Court’s decisions Wednesday in two gay marriage cases:

June 26, 2013 10:14 am Related Loading…

Supreme Court rulings bolster gay marriage

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

June 26, 2013 7:31 am Related Loading…

Supreme Court: 'Defense of Marriage Act' unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.

June 26, 2013 7:04 am Related Loading…
Supreme Court voting law ruling means big change in Arizona

Supreme Court voting law ruling means big change in Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizona no longer needs to get federal government sign-off for changes in its voting laws.

June 25, 2013 7:22 am Related Loading…

High court sends back Texas race-based plan

WASHINGTON — Affirmative action in college admissions survived Supreme Court review Monday in a consensus decision that avoided the difficult constitutional issues surrounding a challenge to the University of Texas admission plan.

June 24, 2013 4:02 pmLoading…
Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for Arizona inmate

Supreme Court reinstates death sentence for Arizona inmate

The Supreme Court has reinstated a death sentence for an Arizona man who was convicted of killing a man 35 years ago.

June 24, 2013 11:03 am Related

Appeals court: Arizona abortion restriction unconstitutional

PHOENIX — Calling a woman's rights “unalterably clear” a federal appeals court today struck down Arizona's nearly year-old ban on abortions at 20 weeks and beyond.

May 21, 2013 10:27 amLoading…

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