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From bonanza to bust

Sunday’s Ted Nugent concert at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix was expected to be a bonanza for the URAPC referendum organizers. In an email to supporters on Friday, URAPC organizer Christine Bauserman called the concert “a free-for-all” and said the group was hoping to have 100 people blanketing the parking lot “collecting signatures from every single concert goer.”

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Public interest group claims last-minute HOA bill is unconstitutional (access required)

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The Legislature violated the state Constitution by combining a comprehensive homeowners association bill with a minor elections bill in the last hours of the 2013 session, a public-interest law firm alleges in a lawsuit filed July 16.

The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, suing on behalf of two HOA activists, is asking Maricopa County Superior Court to declare SB1454 unconstitutional because it violates the Constitution’s same-subject rule.

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Pinal hopefuls need not apply

Horne on Friday published an AG’s opinion concerning a pair of questions posed by Townsend regarding the pending LD16 Senate vacancy. Townsend’s questions both centered on the issue of residency: Does the replacement have to live in the same county as the vacating senator, and can residency be met by changing one’s address to a room above a commercial property the person owns?

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Court asked to overturn immigrant license policy

Court asked to overturn immigrant license policy

Immigrant rights advocates urged a federal appeals court on Monday to halt Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy, arguing that Arizona's policy is unconstitutional because it's trumped by federal law.

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