The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal in which an Arizona inmate facing a scheduled execution Wednesday challenged the death penalty.Read More »
Lawyers for an inmate set to be executed this week want the Arizona Supreme Court to withdraw his death warrant because the justices toured death row and met with prison officials.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.
A judge on Wednesday denied a request by an Arizona inmate to block his execution scheduled next week for the 1984 killing of a Tempe girl.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is still weighing her options for how to appeal Monday’s ruling on Senate Bill 1070, but she indicated that she wants the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the case again before she moves on to the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »
The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Monday whether Arizona's Clean Elections system can legally provide matching funds to candidates.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court can comfortably death penalty cases at a pace of 10 to 12 per year. Most of their decisions are to uphold the death sentences. But now there are 27 capital cases, a number that has grown from 17 in 2008, and even more cases are reaching the appeal phase.Read More »
Uncomfortable with the sources of information voters have before judicial-retention elections, the Center for Arizona Policy is seeking more revealing electronic scorekeeping on judges’ rulings.Read More »
Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias said he crafted his recently filed matching funds arguments with a very specific audience in mind: the U.S. Supreme Court’s more liberal members.Read More »