President Obama made nominations Thursday to fill four vacancies in the U.S. District Court for Arizona.Read More »
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President Barack Obama nominated Rosemary Marquez to a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for Arizona on June 23, 2011.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Federal courts in Arizona are still in “dire circumstances” as an emergency declaration that was supposed to help judges keep pace with a crushing caseload is set to expire. The judicial emergency declared last year in the wake of the shooting death of Chief Judge John Roll runs out Monday, but officials say the U.S. District Court for the state still faces many of the same challenges.Read More »
The 70 illegal immigrants, mostly men and mostly in their 20s and 30s, shuffle into the courtroom in shackles, still wearing the dust-covered clothes and shoes from when they crossed the desert into the U.S. from Mexico.
In only an hour or so, the dozens of immigrants will agree to plead guilty and be sentenced in a process that could play out for months for most federal defendants.
The suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that critically injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of killing six people and wounding 13 others.Read More »
Legal experts say it is a virtual certainty that federal prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against the man arrested after a shooting that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others in Tucson.Read More »
In a bittersweet moment for Arizona, President Barack Obama signed into law on Thursday a bill that named a new federal courthouse in the state after slain federal Judge John M. Roll.Read More »
President Barack Obama plans to sign a bill Thursday naming the new federal courthouse in Yuma for the judge killed in last month's mass shooting in Tucson.Read More »
The top federal judge in Arizona has declared a judicial emergency because of the death of her predecessor in a shooting rampage in Tucson.Read More »
The federal judge killed in the Arizona shooting rampage was known for an immigration ruling that got him death threats, but on Friday he was remembered as a man devoted to his family, his basset hounds and his Irish-Catholic heritage.Read More »