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Gay marriage ban protects children, state tells judge

Gay marriage ban protects children, state tells judge

Attorneys cite homosexuals' inability to reproduce.

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Chuy's former owner gets probation, must pay restitution

Chuy's former owner gets probation, must pay restitution

Former owner of Chuy's restaurant gets probation for tax evasion, hiring illegals

July 22, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Brewer: Look at equal protection for gays

While existing state laws bar discrimination based on race, religion or gender, those do not extend to sexual orientation. 

June 17, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…

Feds drop challenge to SB 1070's 'papers, please' provision

PHOENIX — The Obama administration officially dropped its challenge Monday to the controversial “papers, please” provision of SB 1070.

June 09, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

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…
Hearing on new Arizona abortion restrictions set

Hearing on new Arizona abortion restrictions set

PHOENIX — Arizona heads back to court today in a bid to finally enforce its new restrictions on the use of certain drugs to terminate pregnancies.

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Gay marriage case rejects inanimate object effort

PHOENIX — Supporters and foes of a same-sex marriage lawsuit playing out in federal court here finally found a point of agreement: They don’t want the case expanded to decide if there’s a constitutional right to marry an inanimate object.

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Federal judge hears arguments in Green Party's case disputing ballot requirements

PHOENIX — Secretary of State Ken Bennett is asking a federal judge to rebuff efforts by the Green Party to get its candidates on the Arizona ballot this year.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am

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.

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Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

PHOENIX — Arizona is going to be without a legally enforceable begging law for perhaps another year.

April 17, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…

Inmate faces new indictment in chemical attack NW of Tucson

A Tucson man serving 17 years in federal prison has been charged in a 27-count indictment in Pima County Superior Court.

April 09, 2014 5:00 pm

Judge rejects bid to delay new abortion rules in Arizona

PHOENIX — New restrictions on drug-induced abortions will take effect this morning as had been scheduled.

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Federal judge in Tucson is asked to block abortion-drug restrictions

A state law regulating the use of drugs prescribed in medical abortions would put unfair obstacles in the paths of women seeking abortions, opponents of the law argued in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday.

March 26, 2014 5:00 pm Related Loading…

Laid-off Tucson workers win injunction in union fight

A group of workers who claim they were laid off from their jobs in retaliation for attempting to join a labor union scored a victory in federal court against their former employer.

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Abortion curb should take effect as scheduled April 1, state argues

PHOENIX — An attorney for the state is asking a judge to rebuff a bid by abortion providers to prevent a new restriction  from taking effect as scheduled less than two weeks form now.

March 20, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

Immigrant groups want court to prevent AZ harboring prosecutions

PHOENIX — Attorneys for immigrant-rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring and transporting those not in the country legally.

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Planned Parenthood fights impending limits on RU-486

Planned Parenthood fights impending limits on RU-486

PHOENIX — Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will sharply restrict the ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery.

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Homeless pick up legal victory against City

Homeless pick up legal victory against City

Organizers of a downtown homeless camp got a victory in court last week.

February 28, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…

Ariz. attorney wants judge to throw out gay marriage lawsuit

PHOENIX — An attorney for the state wants a judge to throw out a bid by several gay couples, including one in Tucson, to allow them to marry.

February 25, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

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.

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