The Arizona Supreme Court is letting stand lower court decisions that uphold the state's requirement that regulated electric utilities get some of their power from solar and other renewable sources.Read More »
New abortion restrictions are taking effect in Arizona in the wake of legal challenges that so far have failed to block provisions of state laws enacted this year and in 2009.Read More »
It has not been a good month for Planned Parenthood.
On Aug. 12, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled as constitutional a 2009 law that imposed a number of restrictions on abortion procedures, lifting a two-year-old injunction and opening the law for enforcement.
An appellate court ruling last week upholding a pair of 2009 abortion laws has led Planned Parenthood of Arizona to withdraw an attempt to have the courts block two laws created this year and end abortion services at seven clinics in rural Arizona.Read More »
The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of recent cuts to the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
Child Protective Services doesn’t have to follow the law when temporarily taking a child from his or her parents until there’s been a hearing to determine whether the child has been abused or neglected, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission could stumble into another partisan divide, but this time it involves whether members will cooperate with Attorney General Tom Horne’s investigation into whether the commission violated open meeting and procurement laws when it hired a mapping consultant in June.Read More »
A group of doctors who treated an infant victim in a murder case lost in a bid July 21 to obtain $350-an-hour fees from the state for their time to testify at trial.Read More »
Two Arizona Court of Appeals judges filed a notice of claim July 21 over last session’s pension reform bill and said they intend to challenge two provisions in the new law.Read More »
One man is serving a life sentence for fatally shooting 21-year-old Heather Quan on Dec. 23, 2006.
Prosecutors have had a more difficult time bringing the shooter’s father and alleged accomplice, Larry Lloyd Carver, 59, to trial for Quan’s death.