The House Judiciary Committee today passed legislation that would allow voters to effectively end a public campaign finance system they approved more than a decade ago.Read More »
The Arizona Senate plans Thursday to consider an array of illegal immigration bills dealing with citizenship, health care, public services and everyday activities ranging from hiring to driving.Read More »
A slew of immigration measures, including legislation that supporters say would get the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the issue of American citizenship, survived rigorous questioning on Tuesday, when senators conferred with party-mates to discuss them.Read More »
No doubt to his dismay, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is shining a high-beam light on Arizona’s new system of disciplining attorneys.
The system, which took effect Jan. 1, eliminated steps from the process and added more laymen to the decision-making, and is so new that Thomas is only the second lawyer to be strapped with a complaint.
The U.S. Supreme Court on March 2 struck down a jury verdict against the Reverend Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church, but it’s not clear what, if any, effect the ruling will have on an Arizona law aimed at curbing the hated group’s behavior.Read More »
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters to bar use of public money for candidates' campaigns.Read More »
FantAZy Island: Secession-laced bills barging through the Legislature may fail, but they express state’s legacy of rage
Secession bills and resolutions are marching through the Legislature, even though their most ardent advocates concede most have little chance of actually being implemented.Read More »
As part of an emerging pattern, another legal battle in Arizona soon will have the country buzzing again. This time, the attention won’t come from immigration policy, border security or John McCain. Instead, Arizona is about to affect the election law universe in a way that will ignite political pundits’ debates for some time.Read More »
A state lawmaker wants Arizona voters to decide whether to eliminate public funding for political campaigns, a change that would do away with the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.Read More »
The Arizona Senate on Wednesday is scheduled to consider a bill to give the state legal authority to go to court to take ownership of land owned by the federal government.Read More »