State laws allowed Arizona law enforcement agencies to seize nearly $200 million in personal property during the past five years – almost all of it cash – from people who may never be charged or convicted of a crime.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, handed down just last week, was a unanimous victory for free speech. But that Reed was an overwhelming win has led some to downplay its importance.Read More »
A Senate panel said Wednesday that while civil asset forfeitures can be a valuable tool for compensating victims and funding police work, there are too many loopholes that can allow abuses.Read More »
A federal judge late Friday voided state laws requiring groups to register before spending money on campaigns - and with it, the reports they're supposed to file on who is behind all that cash.Read More »
A federal judge is being asked to rule that “dark money” groups that now don’t disclose the source of their contributions can also legally hide how they’re spending the money – and on whose behalf.Read More »
According to state statute, any person who diagnoses or treats animals for a fee must have a veterinary license. Treating an animal without a license is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and fines up to $2,500.Read More »
A new court ruling says Arizona's school voucher program for students with disabilities is constitutional.Read More »
The Institute for Justice has filed a lawsuit against the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology over its crackdown on a hair removal practice known as threading.Read More »
The U.S. and Arizona constitutions are meant to limit government power, but these limits are meaningless unless judges enforce them.Read More »
Teachers unions and advocacy groups that sunk Arizona’s private school voucher system two years ago haven’t made any moves to strike down its successor, even though they say it is blatantly unconstitutional.
But school choice advocates say they followed the instruction of an Arizona Supreme Court justice and the previous program’s critics in crafting the new system, which will allow it to withstand the inevitable lawsuit.