Republicans lost a federal court case seeking to force a redraw of Arizona’s legislative district map. But the status quo might not be so bad for the GOP.Read More »
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When it comes to possession or use of marijuana, the United States Department of Justice will not focus on enforcement of federal marijuana laws where state laws allow it, a memo released today explains.
Marijuana law reform advocates declared it a victory and identified its broad implications for Arizona and other states.
Family members of a Border Patrol agent killed in a firefight with bandits near the Mexico border say they're pleased that Justice Department's internal watchdog documented the failures of the agency in its botched smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.Read More »
The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.Read More »
President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee are coordinating and deploying thousands of lawyers to help voters deal with an array of recent voting law changes, according to national and state campaign officials.Read More »
Slightly more than 26 percent of registered voters in Maricopa County cast ballots in the Aug. 28 primary election, the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office reported.Read More »
The federal abuse-of-power investigation into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff may have been closed without criminal charges but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's legal troubles are far from over.Read More »
Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer have asked a federal judge to reject a bid by opponents of Arizona's immigration law to prevent police from enforcing the statute's most contentious section.Read More »
Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department told a federal judge Thursday that a group of Latino plaintiffs failed to prove during a civil trial that the sheriff or any of his deputies engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling.Read More »
Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio mounted a defense Wednesday against allegations that he and his deputies racially profile Latinos, drawing testimony from an officer who denied slamming a pregnant Hispanic woman stomach-first into her car during a traffic stop.Read More »