Lawyers who accuse Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office of racial profiling are expected to rest their case Tuesday at a trial aimed at settling allegations over whether the lawman's immigration patrols disproportionately single out Latinos.Read More »
A U.S. District Court has temporarily blocked Arizona from implementing a new law that prohibits public funds from going to Planned Parenthood.
The law bars the state from contracting with or making a grant to any entity that performs an abortion or maintains an abortion facility.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday will issue an opinion explaining why it put a Democratic legislative candidate back on the primary election ballot for a state House seat from a Phoenix district.Read More »
A woman testifying Thursday at a racial profiling trial against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department said that during an unjustified traffic stop a sheriff's deputy slammed her stomach-first into her car while she was five months pregnant.Read More »
Sentencing has been postponed for the former Fiesta Bowl chief executive, who admitted involvement in an illegal campaign contribution scheme.Read More »
Arizona's new ban on most abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy crosses a clear line on what U.S. Supreme Court rulings permit, an abortion-rights advocate told a federal judge Wednesday, while a prosecutor argued the ban is justified to protect women and fetuses.Read More »
There were no TV cameras, no scrum of reporters, no protesters — and there was no swagger inside the courtroom when the typically brash Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the stand to face critics who say he and his deputies racially profile Hispanics.Read More »
The constitutionality of Arizona's execution law is at issue in a case being heard by the state Court of Appeals on Tuesday.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Monday he will appeal a court ruling that overturned his decision regarding a penny-on-the-dollar sales tax ballot initiative.Read More »
TUCSON — When Sandra Day O'Connor was a member of the Arizona Senate in the 1970s and needed to get business done, she would bring folks from both sides of the aisle to the adobe house she and her husband built, serve Mexican food and beer and work things out, civilly. Sadly, politicians in Arizona and the U.S. are struggling with the concept of civil discussion — unfortunate, because civil discussion leads to "good civic action," O'Connor said July 19 at the YWCA Tucson.Read More »