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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…

Repairing the voting rights act

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

January 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

GOP lawyer asks court to order new legislative districts for '14

PHOENIX - Arizona's 30 legislative districts need to be redrawn before the 2014 election, an attorney for Republican interests contends, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that voided a key section of the Voting Rights Act.

July 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Voting Rights ruling could affect Arizona's 30 legislative districts

PHOENIX - A bid by Republicans to upend the state's 30 legislative districts could be bolstered - thrown out of federal court - because of the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

July 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Court's Voting Rights Act decision was despicable

Last week was bittersweet for the cause of human dignity. On one hand, the Supreme Court gave us reason for applause, striking down barriers against the full citizenship of gay men and lesbians. On the other, it gave us reason for dread, gutting the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The 5-4 decision w…

July 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Court does a high-profile double take - or does it?

The end of another momentous Supreme Court term compels the question: Is the accusation of judicial activism just another way of saying "decisions I don't agree with"?

June 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Time caught up with the Voting Rights Act

"But history did not end in 1965."

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Justices free Arizona to alter laws on voting

Justices free Arizona to alter laws on voting

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

June 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
PDF: Text of Supreme Court's decision in the Voting Rights Act case

PDF: Text of Supreme Court's decision in the Voting Rights Act case

June 25, 2013 Supreme Court ruling in the case of Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder

June 25, 2013 1:59 pmLoading…
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…

Arizona redistricting challenge heads to US court today

PHOENIX - Republican interests head to federal court today hoping to realign the state's legislative districts more to their liking.

March 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Why the Voting Rights Act is no 'entitlement'

One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. "White Power," it said.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Voting Rights Act needs 21st century update

Progressives are remarkably uninterested in progress. Social Security is 78 years old and myriad social improvements have added 17 years to life expectancy since 1935, yet progressives insist the program remain frozen, like a fly in amber.

March 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Court must defer to Congress on Voting Rights Act

The following editorial appeared Thursday in the Washington Post:

March 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Section 5 of Voting Rights Act must be preserved

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case from Shelby County, Ala., challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, our nation's most effective tool in combating racial discrimination in voting.

February 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Supreme Court to review voter ID law in Arizona, other states

PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to consider how far Arizona — and other states — can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering.

October 15, 2012 7:47 amLoading…
Feds to monitor Arizona elections

Feds to monitor Arizona elections

PHOENIX — Primary elections in Maricopa County will be monitored by the U.S. Justice Department,

August 27, 2012 10:19 amLoading…

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