Bill seeks to derail planned casino near Glendale
Federal legislation was introduced Tuesday to try to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino near Glendale.
Court asked to bar piece of Ariz. immigration law
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government argued Tuesday that a section of Arizona’s 2010 immigration law that prohibits “harboring” people living in the country illegally should be blocked.
Federal judge rules in favor of Arizona labor unions
A federal judge handed Arizona unions a legal victory by finding two 2011 bills regulating paycheck deductions and picketing unconstitutional.
Judge upholds immersion approach to teaching English
A 20-year legal odyssey took a step closer to completion Friday when a federal judge ruled the state’s way of teaching English to kids who don’t know the language is “a valid educational theory.”
Judges hear GOP redistricting map challenge
Federal judges hearing a civil suit brought by Republican voters who claim the state’s new legislative maps were illegally drawn to benefit Democrats questioned lawyers Friday about whether some members of the commission that made the maps were free of political influence.
Trial ending in GOP redistricting map challenge
A panel of three federal judges is set to hear closing arguments in a civil suit brought by Republican voters who claim the state’s new legislative maps were drawn up to give Democrats a better chance of winning seats in the state Legislature.
Crowds thin, emotions still high on second day of hearings on gay marriage
WASHINGTON – Jerssay Arredondo said life as an illegal immigrant and a gay man can be a “double struggle” – which was all the more reason for him to be on hand as the Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage.
“We must remember that immigrant rights are (gay) rights” and vice versa, the 21-year-old Phoenix resident said Wednesday on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Records show Dem connections with redistricting commissioners, but incumbent knowledge denied
A Democratic redistricting commissioner and the Democratic party’s interim executive director denied insinuations they were part of a conspiracy to rig the state’s legislative maps. But newly released records showed party leaders and incumbent lawmakers were at least included in mapping strategy emails sent to the commissioner on his non-commission email account. And phone records show more connection than the commissioner had previously acknowledged.
Judge partially tosses 2011 pension reductions for sitting judges
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that a law reducing pension benefits for members of the judiciary violates the Arizona Constitution, but only for those who were on the bench before 2000.
Bill requires parents to get ex’s OK to move
A proposal moving though the Arizona Legislature would require a divorced mother or father who wants to move to file court notices and give a 60 day notice to the parent who doesn’t have custody.
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