The fall of Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban on Oct. 17 stirred the question of whether the social change was driven by activist courts or reasoned judges who were simply following precedent.Read More »
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This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene.Read More »
Attorneys for the state are using a largely technical argument in a last-ditch effort to salvage Arizona’s laws that prohibit gays from marrying.Read More »
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to overturn gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada is great news for advocates in Arizona, but the timeline for when same-sex couples may start getting marriage licenses here depends on a number of factors.Read More »
State and federal court judges have been striking down bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year.Read More »
The refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals from five states that want to block gay marriage will likely make it tougher for Arizona's gay marriage ban to survive court challenges, legal experts said Monday.Read More »
State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit it.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to decide who can legally draw Arizona’s congressional districts.
In a brief order, the justices said they will consider whether the U.S. Constitution requires the boundaries to be drawn by the elected Legislature – and only the Legislature.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey indicated that he would veto any measuring attempting to roll back the Medicaid expansion plan implemented last year by Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature during a debate broadcast across the state.Read More »
The pastor of a small Gilbert congregation says the town government believes political campaign signs are more important than the small placards that give directions to his service.
Attorneys for Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, will now try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gilbert’s favor.