Arizona politics not only kept courts busy in 2012, but led to a landmark case in June when the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the state’s most prominent immigration policy.Read More »
A coalition of civil rights groups today sued Gov. Jan Brewer over her decision to preclude young illegal immigrants who have been granted relief from deportation from getting an Arizona driver license.Read More »
Before leading the way for other states to pursue immigration laws, Arizona passed a ban on human smuggling in 2005 that has led to more than 2,100 arrests and drawn criticism for a tactic in which people who pay to be sneaked into the country are charged as conspirators to the crime.Read More »
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to review a law that requires federal approval of any changes to Arizona’s election laws and procedures, Attorney General Tom Horne said Tuesday the measure has outlived its usefulness.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Nov. 20 whether to grant review of an Arizona law that denies health benefits to domestic partners of state employees.Read More »
Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »
A federal appeals court has sided with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to throw out major parts of Arizona's tough crackdown on illegal immigrants.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court drew the line in what is and is not a state’s role in immigration enforcement in both the Legal Arizona Workers Act (Employer Sanctions) and SB1070 opinions.Read More »
A year ago, Republicans boasted that they made the tough decisions on state spending needed to close a massive budget deficit. The decision to freeze enrollment in state-funded health care for the poor was held up most often by Republicans as a shining example of how they addressed the festering fiscal imbalance.
But one incentive might persuade Arizona’s policymakers to let the uninsured back into the Medicaid fold: cash — lots of it.
An appointee of Gov. Jan Brewer is resigning to protest her opposition to providing state workers' domestic partner benefits. The state recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn lower courts' rulings that the state cannot take away same-sex domestic partner benefits.Read More »