The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1 let stand a lower court’s ruling granting a new hearing for Arizona death-row inmate Richard Dean Hurles in the 1992 stabbing death of a Buckeye librarian.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2014
In 2014, substantial policies were adopted, major litigation was resolved (at least for now), and citizens voted for new political leadership in Arizona and across the nation.Read More »
Arizona’s first recount of a congressional general election in history is underway, but not without the first of what may be many legal challenges to the process.Read More »
Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at forcing the federal government to protect Arizona’s diminishing cactus ferruginous pygmy owl population under the Endangered Species Act.Read More »
Arizona homes trailed the nation in both their access to high-speed Internet and their computer ownership, according to a recent report from the Census Bureau.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is signing on to a 17-state lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s recent order deferring deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.Read More »
A judge moved one step closer to launching a contempt-of-court case against metro Phoenix's sheriff for his office's repeated violations of orders issued in a racial profiling case.Read More »
The struggle for legalizing recreational-use marijuana will likely center on the impacts of the drug on Arizona children.
Anti-marijuana forces are arguing that the drug harms the brain and that making it legally available will lead to more children using it, while legalized-marijuana advocates are ready to propose an excise tax that would go to schools.
The Republic’s Joanna Allhands suggested in her column today that Biggs is willing to talk tax increases. Allhands said Biggs told the paper’s editorial board yesterday that policymakers must have a deep and transparent discussion about what government does and how its operations are funded.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court plans to review a lower court's ruling that judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana.Read More »