In a unanimous decision Thursday, judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said corrections officials do have the right to "inspect'' outgoing mail, even to attorneys, to ensure that it does not contain contraband. That would include things like a map of the prison yard, timing of shift changes for guards or even actual forbidden items. Conversely, they said it is settled law that prison staffers may not read incoming or outgoing legal mail.Read More »
A federal court on Monday rejected efforts by some companies, aided by state officials, to void air quality requirements imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Read More »
A federal appeals court has reinstated Arizona identity theft laws that were used to charge hundreds of immigrants accused of using fake or stolen IDs to get jobs.Read More »
A fight between a couple wanting to build a chapel and Pima County is forcing a federal appeals court to consider who gets to decide what exactly is a church.Read More »
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office asked a federal judge to stay a recent bombshell ruling that threatens the state’s ability to enforce all of its campaign disclosure laws.Read More »
Thousands of Arizona “dreamers” could be driving here legally within days. And that could quickly extend to hundreds of thousands of other people in this state illegally.Read More »
A federal appeals court has scheduled a January hearing on an appeal of a judge's ruling in favor of Arizona's programs for students learning English.Read More »
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the convictions of former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi on corruption, money laundering and other charges, rejecting his claim that there wasn't enough evidence to support some of the allegations.Read More »
The pastor of a small Gilbert congregation says the town government believes political campaign signs are more important than the small placards that give directions to his service.
Attorneys for Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, will now try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gilbert’s favor.
A judge has rejected a request to block Arizona's policy of denying driver's licenses to some young immigrants while Gov. Jan Brewer asks an appeals court to reconsider a ruling that she can't deny driving privileges to the immigrants.Read More »