A panel of three federal judges is set to hear closing arguments in a civil suit brought by Republican voters who claim the state's new legislative maps were drawn up to give Democrats a better chance of winning seats in the state Legislature.Read More »
The future of Arizona’s legislative map is in the hands of three federal judges, who wrapped up four days of trial testimony March 28 and heard pointblank denials from Democrats that they gerrymandered the districts.Read More »
The first major legal battle over President Barack Obama's policy allowing young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States focuses on whether the federal government or state officials have the authority to decide who is legally in the country.Read More »
All eyes will be on Tucson Unified School District in the next year as it establishes a court-ordered “culturally relevant” classes.
And while most are going to see how the process unfolds, Attorney General Tom Horne is certain the curriculum merely will be a resurrected version of the banned Mexican American Studies program because the new classes are under development by the same person who designed the defunct program.
The Goldwater Institute is going to ask a federal court to let it intervene in a lawsuit pitting a non-profit, student lobbying group against the Arizona Board of Regents. The institute, a conservative policy advocacy group, set the wheels of the lawsuit in motion in September by questioning the legality of a $2 student fee that funds the Arizona Student Association, which contributed $126,806 in support of Proposition 204.Read More »
Attorneys representing the State of Arizona and Attorney General Tom Horne’s chief deputy are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by an investigator in his office alleging that she was targeted for retaliation and discrimination.Read More »
Months after the election, Americans for Responsible Leadership is facing new legal troubles over its campaign activities.Read More »
Freshman Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he met with Rosemary Marquez and will review her writing, giving hope to her supporters that the long-delayed judicial nominee will finally get a hearing after 19 months.Read More »
In a major setback for the prolife movement in Arizona, a federal judge today struck down a state law that precludes public funds, such as Medicaid money, from going to any group that provides for an abortion.Read More »
Former Democratic lawmaker Ben Arredondo walked out of court Wednesday effectively a free man, having convinced a federal judge his lifetime of community service and failing mental and physical health justify no time behind bars.
Judge Frederick Martone, of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, placed Arredondo on three years of probation, including 18 months of house arrest, and ordered him to pay $540 in restitution.