Secretary of State Ken Bennett complied with the law in drafting the ballot description for Proposition 204, the unsuccessful initiative that would have permanently increased the sales tax by a penny, the Arizona Supreme Court said on Jan. 17.Read More »
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A judge is refusing to temporarily block his recent ruling that Arizona's medical marijuana law is constitutional and that federal drug laws don't stand in the way of implementing it.Read More »
While some critics rejoiced, supporters of S1070 also claimed victory, pointing out that what they see as the law’s “heart and soul” has been upheld: the provision that requires law enforcers to inquire about people’s legal status if there is a suspicion that they are not in the country legally.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona can require police officers to check the immigration status of people they stop, but struck down three other provisions of SB1070 that put teeth into the state’s ability to enforce immigration laws.Read More »
In its fight to curb the influence of public unions, the Goldwater Institute has persuaded a judge to temporarily block Phoenix’s practice of paying police officers to perform union work.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled today that the practice known as “release time” likely violates the Arizona Constitution’s “gift clause,” which prohibits government from donating to private entities.
The public and attorneys for condemned prisoners won’t be given a behind-the-scenes look at executions in Arizona, a U.S. District Court judge ruled today.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled to issue a long-awaited opinion today explaining why it overturned Gov. Jan Brewer's removal of the head of the state's redistricting commission.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court is set to make a decision on a state law that would determine how Tucson conducts its city-wide elections.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge today struck from the 2012 ballot a measure that would have ended Arizona’s system of publicly financed political campaigns.Read More »
The Ninth Circuit has re-instated court oversight of Tucson Unified School District’s desegregation efforts, with Judge Sidney Thomas writing in his opinion that the 2009 decision to grant the district “unitary” status was unfounded.Read More »