Upset with protesters who tried to block a Donald Trump rally last month in Fountain Hills, Republican state senators voted Thursday to allow judges to impose six-month jail terms on those who stop traffic headed to political rallies.Read More »
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The Senate has given preliminary approval to a measure protecting students' rights to free speech on college campuses.Read More »
If you've got something to say, state lawmakers want to be sure you would be free to say it anywhere you want on college and university campuses -- as long as you say it outside.Read More »
State lawmakers will decide whether those who have something to say on college and university campuses can be told when and where they can say it.Read More »
A conservative non-profit that last year won a First Amendment victory at the U.S. Supreme Court for a Gilbert pastor is now challenging the free speech policy of Paradise Valley Community College.Read More »
There has been a disturbing trend lately of government officials – elected and appointed – straying so far beyond their agencies’ mandate that they’re encroaching on Arizonans’ constitutionally protected right to free speech.Read More »
Specter of anonymous campaign spending looms over 2014
Next year’s elections are shaping up like 2012 — organizations with generic names, big checkbooks and secret contributors spending millions to influence Arizona’s elections.
California’s Fair Political Practices Commission has reached a settlement with two so-called “dark money” groups in Arizona that will see them pay a combined $1 million in fines.Read More »
Supreme Court campaign finance case could change Arizona elections
While Arizona’s higher campaign contribution limits hang in the balance, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court might achieve what the state law’s supporters seek – give people the ability to contribute more to their favorite politicians and allow candidates to raise bigger amounts from backers.
The Goldwater Institute says it has settled a federal lawsuit it filed against Coconino County on behalf of a woman who was not allowed to wear a tea party t-shirt into her polling place.Read More »