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Conviction in 1992 El Grande killings is upheld

Conviction in 1992 El Grande killings is upheld

Martin Soto-Fong serving three life terms for 1992 Tucson market killings.

July 25, 2014 4:00 pm
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
AZ redistricting fight goes to Supreme Court

AZ redistricting fight goes to Supreme Court

Voters had a right to take redistricting away from the Legislature, lawyer says.

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Ruling: Arizona defendants can represent themselves during appeals

PHOENIX — Arizonans have a constitutional right to defend themselves against criminal charges, not just at trial but all the way up to the state Supreme Court, the justices ruled Friday.

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Fitz: Sterling

Fitz: Sterling

America discovered one more racist this weekend, a discovery which shocked the nation and confused the Supreme Court, leading Justice Roberts to say,"We're pretty sure we ruled there is no racism."

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Fitz : More headlines of the week

Fitz : More headlines of the week

Summer’s  around the corner and more Americans are spending their vacations stowing away in jetliner wheel wells. Avoiding excessive baggage fees makes the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen worth it.

April 22, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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High court upholds ban on Arizona 'harboring' law

PHOENIX — The nation's high court will not allow Arizona to enforce yet another provision of SB 1070, its controversial 2010 law aimed at illegal immigration.

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Terry Bracy: Our aging democratic institutions need professional help

Terry Bracy: Our aging democratic institutions need professional help

House Intelligence committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a respected figure at the Capitol for a decade, last week became the institution’s latest early retiree. The decision of Rogers, a Michigan Republican, is not part of a normal generational turnover, but rather a new trend in my experience — …

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Fitz: The case of the missing tax dollars or how Public Ed refused to die

Fitz: The case of the missing tax dollars or how Public Ed refused to die

The school was wrapped in crime scene tape. When I cast my peepers on the victim, I was shocked. The poor mug had been beaten and robbed.

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Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

The Sunday Evening Forum, the go-to speaker series for generations of Tucson families, returns March 30, adding to the mix of new buildings, new restaurants and the modern streetcar making downtown a destination again.

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Appeals court asked to reject Arizona's no-bail rule

Appeals court asked to reject Arizona's no-bail rule

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to void a Arizona constitutional provision denying bail to some people awaiting trial who are in this country illegally.

March 18, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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US Supreme Court: Arizona can't withhold Planned Parenthood funds over abortion

US Supreme Court: Arizona can't withhold Planned Parenthood funds over abortion

PHOENIX — Arizona cannot cut off family planning funding to Planned Parenthood simply because the organization also provides abortions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.

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UA professor's work on native people's rights earns Nobel Peace nomination

UA professor's work on native people's rights earns Nobel Peace nomination

University of Arizona law professor James Anaya has dedicated his life to the defense of human rights and the freedoms of indigenous peoples. He has argued before the Supreme Court and led a precedent-setting case that recognized indigenous land rights as a matter of international law.

February 20, 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…
Time to honor our history, wave freedom's flag from middle

Time to honor our history, wave freedom's flag from middle

It’s just a few weeks into a new year, still a long way to November, but the primary battles for both parties are already underway, not only for this year’s elections, but for 2016 as well.

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Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.

January 13, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…

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…

Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

December 13, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

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