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Three AZ cases before Supreme Court this term (access required)

Arizona will have a prominent presence in the U.S. Supreme Court term that began Oct. 1 with cases that will settle the issues of matching funds for Clean Elections candidates, tax breaks for donations for private school scholarships, and penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

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Judge rejects plea deal in boxing brouhaha (access required)

Boxing trainer Joe Diaz was supposed to reach a major milestone Sept. 24 in the five-year saga to clear his name and bring to justice those he contends wronged him — including boxing promoter Peter McKinn and Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.

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The immigration enforcement backlog (access required)

Nearly five months ago, I reported that the lasting impact of SB1070 – assuming it ever goes into effect the way its drafters intended – may be to increase the number of illegal immigrants who are given temporary work visas ...

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‘Fighting words’ or just bad behavior? (access required)

Arizona’s latest First Amendment Supreme Court case is trying to determine whether a Deer Valley High School student’s foul-mouthed insults hurled at a teacher are “fighting words” and criminal. The Arizona Supreme Court, which took its gavels and robes on ...

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