Lake, Finchem, sanctions, attorney
May 25, 2023

Attorney asks judge not to find him financially liable for sanctions tied to Lake and Finchem’s lawsuit

Nationally known constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz pleaded with a federal judge in Phoenix on Wednesday not to find him financially liable for sanctions levied against lawyers who filed what the judge ruled was a frivolous lawsuit on behalf of two failed Republican candidates.

First Amendment, injunction, Rogers, investigative journalism, Freedom of the Press Foundation
May 1, 2023

Alarming restraint against journalist should be dissolved immediately

The news that a judge granted a restraining order against Arizona Capitol Times journalist Camryn Sanchez for investigating Sen. Wendy Rogers’ residency was alarming to us at Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF). It should concern all Americans who value the First Amendment. 

Apr 24, 2023

Arizona Capitol Times responds to injunction against reporter

We are strongly opposed to the Injunction Against Harassment that State Senator Wendy Rogers obtained against our reporter Camryn Sanchez.

Supreme Court, Taser, Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, Axon Enterprise
Apr 14, 2023

Supreme Court lets challenges to federal agencies go forward

The Supreme Court is allowing challenges to the structure of two federal agencies to go forward in federal court.

term limits, Congress, House
Apr 14, 2023

Effort to call for congressional term limits fails

A measure that would have Arizona join other states calling for a convention of states to impose congressional term limits failed in the House as Republicans were divided on the issue.

court appointments, Court of Appeals, trial courts, appellate courts
Mar 9, 2023

Court nominees lean political – now favor Dems

For the first time in over a decade, Democrats outnumber Republicans on nomination lists for the trial and appellate courts. 

ballot watchers, Yavapai County, election fraud, Judge Michael Liburdi, League of Women Voters, Clean Elections USA, Protect Democracy Project, Assistant Attorney General Michael Stewart, Voting Rights Act, election, ballots, drop boxes, Arizona Association of Retired Americans
Oct 31, 2022

Judge gives group another chance to try to restrain ballot watchers

The federal judge who refused last week to block the activities of those watching drop boxes agreed Monday to give another group a chance to convince him to restrain their actions.

voting, women's rights, 19th Amendment, Kansas, Air Force Academy, MAGA, Masters, Trump, vote, election
Oct 20, 2022

Hold ‘MAGA’ law-breakers accountable

If we, as a nation, allow those who violated their oaths to escape justice, it sends a signal to their followers that they can continue this behavior. If eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, we need to exercise that vigilance in the voting booth before that booth is closed to us, or its results ignored. 

Aug 18, 2022

Law limiting recording of police unconstitutional

When Apple launched the iPhone, it could not have imagined how profoundly the technology would change the world. From giving us a lifeline during the Covid pandemic to putting the news at our fingertips, smartphones have broken down barriers.  

ballot boxes, voters, Cochise County, Pinal County, Maricopa County, hand counts, election deniers, Cochise County Board of Supervisors, Tom Crosby, Peggy Judd, Arizona Democratic Party, Cochise County Democratic Party, Bryan Blehm
Feb 28, 2022

Republican Party asks Supreme Court to nullify early voting

The Arizona Republican Party is trying to kill the method of voting preferred by more than 80% of state residents.  Legal papers filed Friday ask the Arizona Supreme Court to conclude that there is nothing in the state constitution to allow for early voting. Attorney Alexander Kolodin told Capitol Media Services the only form of voting […]

Brnovich, abortion, Alliance Defending Freedom, Roe v. Wade, Fonteno, Planned Parenthood Arizona, mifepristone, U.S. District Court, Texas, Arizona,
Feb 1, 2022

Religion has everything to do with abortion

Four anti-abortion bills have been introduced into the state legislature including a Texas copycat bill (HR2001, HR2483, SB1044, SB1164). The issue is not whether a state has the constitutional authority to protect “unborn life” but whether women, who have been born, have a constitutional right to make decisions about their own health and life or […]

Jun 8, 2021

Attacks on ballot initiatives are anti-democratic

Arizonans do not want to see ballot initiatives go away and we should not have to give up our constitutional protections to this right any time soon. Arizona representatives owe it to their constituents to vote no on SCR1024, SB1531 and HB2891 to save the people of Arizona’s constitutional right to democratic participation.