Sen. John McCain says the Supreme Court ruling that led to formation of super PACs was "one of the worst decisions I have ever seen."Read More »
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Robes and gavels were a large part of Arizona’s political scene in 2011. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark election law case that came out of the state and agreed to hear SB1070. The state Supreme Court resolved conflicts involving the Independent Redistricting Commission and trial courts were busy with lawsuits contesting cuts to Medicaid and the candidacy of a Mesa woman in the recall election of former Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigrants.
The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a Tempe man who said a long–standing restraining order violated his First Amendment rights and should be dissolved.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court could decide whether to hear Gov. Jan Brewer’s appeal in the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against SB1070 within the next few weeks.Read More »
A group representing Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever in the legal battles over Arizona's immigration law is seeking $60,000 in donations to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »
In the minutes just before an execution, inmates lay strapped to a table with a white sheet pulled up to their necks, but the veiled process and other procedures followed by the Arizona Department of Corrections are now being challenged in federal court.Read More »
For years, members of the Legislature sought to pass bills to force the Citizens Clean Elections Commission to annually publish how many pages of rules and regulations were being imposed on candidates. But today, the commission began the process of reducing the quantity of its rules in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June.Read More »
A new law that goes into effect later this month is aimed at speeding up police misconduct investigations, but cases that involve criminal acts will continue to be prolonged, allowing accused officers to collect paychecks while awaiting the outcome of their cases in court.Read More »
A lawsuit claims the Arizona Legislature delegated too much authority to the state Department of Corrections' director to determine how Death Row inmates are executed.Read More »