Neil Gorsuch getting on the bench at 49 years old ensures another conservative could serve on the Supreme Court for a quarter century. However, his appointment would not change the court ideologically, which may cause Democrats to hold their real firepower for the next anticipated vacancy.Read More »
New senator has lived in many homes far from his district
By all accounts, new state Sen. Carlyle Begay is highly qualified for public office.
He has impressed lawmakers, county and city officials and even the Governor’s Office with his credentials as a student of public health. And he boasts extensive work with American Indian communities as the vice president of business development at the American Indian Health Management and Policy group in Phoenix, where he has worked since 2006.
Gilbert or Ganado — New senator faces challenge over residency
Mere hours after he was sworn into the Arizona Senate, Democrat Carlyle Begay faced a challenge to his seat on the grounds that he doesn’t live in the district he was appointed to represent.
The U.S. Senate has narrowly cleared the way for a final confirmation vote Tuesday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz to serve on a federal appeals court.Read More »