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1-cent sales tax backers go to court to put measure on ballot (access required)

Rebuffed by the Secretary of State, the group that is spearheading the initiative to raise sales taxes by one cent went to court today in the hopes of compelling election officials to put the measure on the November ballot. The Quality Education and Jobs Committee also asked the Maricopa Superior Court to expedite its hearing of the case. The group had turned in nearly 291,000 signatures on June 25.

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Challenges ahead for Supreme Court-whittled immigration law (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down three of four challenged provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law – and essentially inviting future challenges to the remaining part of the statute – has lawyers prepared for a flurry of litigation in Arizona and other states with similar measures.

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SB1070 ruling won’t take effect until mid-July

The most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law won't take effect until at least July 20. The U.S. Supreme Court told a lower court Tuesday that the provision's effective date could be pushed back further if the Obama administration seeks a rehearing before the nation's highest court.

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Arizona police face questions after court ruling

TUCSON — Arizona's police chiefs and county sheriffs hoped a U.S. Supreme Court ruling would settle their long-running debate on what role, if any, they should play in immigration enforcement. Instead, the justices' decision to uphold the state's "show me your papers" statute has left them with more questions than answers.

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‘Gender expression’ proposal ignites State Bar battle (access required)

Most changes to rules governing lawyers don’t stir much outrage, but a proposal by the leader of a social conservative advocacy group to delete references to historically protected classes has critics alleging she is trying to reverse decades of advancement by women, minorities and homosexuals.

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