The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit against upcoming cuts to the state's Medicaid program, clearing the way for a partial enrollment freeze to take effect on July 1.Read More »
Attorneys representing former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in disciplinary proceedings have asked a judge to let them withdraw from the case because the county hasn’t paid them for all their services.Read More »
Federal judges engaged in a lively debate with lawyers Tuesday over Arizona's effort to require people to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote.Read More »
Ghosts of Clean Elections: Remaining law could be obstacle to increasing campaign contribution limits
If voters choose to permanently scrap public financing for campaigns in November 2012, proponents of higher campaign contribution limits may find themselves trying to answer a tricky question: How do you further the intent of a law that no longer exists?
They’re hoping they don’t have to find out.
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking a federal judge to allow her countersuit against the federal government in the SB1070 lawsuit to move forward over the objections of the U.S. Department of Justice.Read More »
The Arizona Biomedical Research Commission filed suit June 10 against the state to stop the enactment of a new law that turns over the administration of certain special research funds to the Department of Health Services.Read More »
The struggle to stop a radical new system for determining child support in Arizona began on a fathers’ rights website, but don’t call the men and women who engaged in the fight “fathers’ rights” activists.Read More »
A divided federal appeals court panel Wednesday upheld the 51-month sentence for a Mexican man charged with illegal re-entry to the country, saying his 2000 conviction for having sex with a 14-year-old girl could be counted against him.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has picked a prominent Washington lawyer to argue Arizona's U.S. Supreme Court appeal of lower court rulings blocking implementation provisions of an illegal immigration law.Read More »
The 70 illegal immigrants, mostly men and mostly in their 20s and 30s, shuffle into the courtroom in shackles, still wearing the dust-covered clothes and shoes from when they crossed the desert into the U.S. from Mexico.
In only an hour or so, the dozens of immigrants will agree to plead guilty and be sentenced in a process that could play out for months for most federal defendants.