9th Circuit Court of Appeals

the Zone, Phoenix, lawsuit, property owners, homeless
Sep 24, 2023

Homeless case spurs arguments from Toma, Petersen

Republican legislative leaders are spending $15,000 to file a legal brief designed to protect the ability of state lawmakers to enact laws to clear homeless encampments and cite those who are living on the street.

Covid, restaurant owner, Ducey, executive order, Scottsdale police, arrestlawsuit,
Sep 18, 2023

Court questioning if police officer violated restaurant owner’s civil rights

A federal appeals court is questioning whether a Scottsdale police officer violated the civil rights of the owner of a restaurant when he essentially arrested him twice for the same alleged violation of one of former Gov. Doug Ducey's Covid executive orders.

Grand Canyon National Park, Biden, national monument, Hobbs, Stanton, Grijalva, Sinema
Sep 11, 2023

Petersen said Legislature plans to sue Biden Administration over monument

Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen announced Monday that the Legislature plans to sue the Biden Administration over the president's declaration of a vast new national monument surrounding much of the Grand Canyon National Park.

lead ammunition, hunters, court ruling, Center for Biological diversity, California condor
Sep 1, 2023

Hunters can use lead ammunition despite bullets left behind killing other animals

Hunters in Arizona won't be barred from using lead ammunition even if the bullets left behind can cause the death of other animals. In a new ruling Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a bid by the Center for Biological Diversity to order the U.S. Forest Service to ban the use of the ammo in the Kaibab National Forest.

sanctions, Lake, Finchem, frivolous lawsuit
Jul 14, 2023

Constitutional attorney will have to pay some of sanctions tied to Lake and Finchem’s lawsuit

Famed constitutional attorney Alan Dershowitz will have to pay a share of the sanctions imposed on the lawyers who brought what a trial judge called a frivolous lawsuit on behalf of failed candidates Kari Lake and Mark Finchem.

inmate, phone calls, children, appeals court
Jul 7, 2023

Inmate can press claim that phone limits hurt right to stay in his kids’ lives

An inmate who claimed that the federal prison system’s 300-minute-a-month limit on phone calls infringed on his ability to be involved in his children’s lives should get a chance to present his case, an appeals court ruled.

Oak Flat, San Carlos Apache, Resolution Copper
Apr 7, 2023

Tribe warns US government against moving ahead with mine

Native American tribal members fighting plans for an enormous copper mine on land they consider sacred say they are increasingly worried U.S. officials will publish an environmental review paving the way for the project even as they await a federal appeals court ruling in the case.

immigration, border, children, U.S.-Mexico border, Immigration and Nationality Act, First Amendment, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Amendment, Trump, Biden, National Origins Act of 1924, Congress, immigration, Mexico, Central America, South America
Jan 9, 2023

US law based on anti-Latino racism fuels immigration fight

As thousands of children were taken from their parents at the southern border during a Trump administration crackdown on illegal crossings, a federal public defender in San Diego set out to find new strategies to go after the longstanding deportation law fueling the family separations.

Oct 23, 2022

Arizona GOP leader loses in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

The phone records of the chair of the Arizona Republican Party could be in the hands of the Jan. 6 committee within days unless she can convince a higher power - perhaps the U.S. Supreme Court - to intercede.

phone records, Ward, GOP, Arizona Republican Party, Trump, Biden, election, subpoena, votes, insurrection, Jan. 6, Trump, Biden, judge
Oct 19, 2022

AZ GOP head gets temporary reprieve for surrendering records

The head of the Arizona Republican Party has gotten at least a temporary reprieve from a court order that would surrender her phone records to the House panel investigating the events around the Jan. 6 riot.

ballots, lawsuit, ballot boxes, voter intimidation, Penzone, ballot boxes
Oct 19, 2022

Democrats’ lawsuit challenging ballot order far from resolved

That early ballot you just got in the mail? Odds are it lists Republicans first. And it's all because of a 43-year-old Arizona law. Now it's being challenged by Democrats.

Oct 8, 2022

Judge keeps order in place for Ward’s phone records

A federal judge won't delay her order giving the phone records of the chair of the Arizona Republican Party to the Jan. 6 committee.