election workers, threats, Arizona, Iowa
Sep 14, 2023

Judge blocks state from enforcing law regulating who can vote for president

A federal judge on Thursday blocked Arizona from enforcing a 2022 state law regulating who can vote for president.

Finchem, Lake, Senate, House, Secretary of State, 2024 primary
Sep 12, 2023

Lake and Finchem want panel to reconsider dismissal of lawsuit

Failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem want a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to reconsider the dismissal of their lawsuit seeking to ban electronic voting systems.  

Hobbs, county attorneys, abortion, Planned Parenthood,
Sep 11, 2023

Panel considering whether to revive challenge to law barring abortions based solely on genetic abnormalities

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel is mulling whether to revive a challenge to the 2021 law barring abortions based solely on genetic abnormalities. A district court judge previously declined to renew an injunction on the law as he found the abortion providers and organizations that brought the suit no longer had standing to bring a pre-enforcement challenge post-Dobbs.

DCS, parental rights,
Aug 24, 2023

The impact of DCS’ discovery gap on parents – a former department attorney’s perspective  

The Attorney General and Department of Child Safety did the right thing here by flagging an issue for the public. Transparency is crucial in the days to come so that we, as advocates for families can trust that we have all the information to which we are entitled to help ensure a fair process.

Hamadeh, court, Mayes
Aug 23, 2023

Court refuses to take up Hamadeh’s bid to overturn AG’s race results

The Arizona Supreme Court refused late Wednesday to take up Abe Hamadeh's bid to overturn the results of the attorney general's race, at least at this point.

Griner, Phoenix Mercury, WNBA, U.S. Embassy, cannabis, vape, Russia, prison
Nov 3, 2022

US Embassy officials visit Brittney Griner in Russia prison

Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow visited jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday, just weeks after a Russian court rejected her appeal of her nine-year sentence for drug possession.

judges, election, Ward, phone records
Oct 28, 2022

House attorney urges court to reject Ward’s effort to shield records

The attorney for the U.S. House is urging the Supreme Court to reject a last-ditch effort by the head of the Arizona Republican Party to shield her phone records from the committee looking at the causes of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Brnovich, abortion, Alliance Defending Freedom, Roe v. Wade, Fonteno, Planned Parenthood Arizona, mifepristone, U.S. District Court, Texas, Arizona,
Oct 11, 2022

Case of abortion doctors challenging virtual abortion ban could get complicated

A judge has set a Nov. 3 trial in a bid by doctors to get a declaration that the state's territorial-era law outlawing virtually all abortions does not apply to them.

DACA, immigrants, Congress, Supreme Court, tuition, Capitol, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Department of Homeland Security, Cato Institute, Congress, Administrative Procedure Act
Oct 7, 2022

DACA suffers another court setback, but program remains in place for now

A federal appeals court ruled this week that DACA, the deferred deportation program for young migrants, was unlawfully created in 2012 but that protection for current DACA recipients can continue for now.

jail, ballot harvesting, Guillermina Fuentes, sentencing, elections, school board
Aug 24, 2022

First Arizonan charged with violating state’s ‘ballot harvesting’ law could face jail

The first Arizonan ever charged with violating the state's "ballot harvesting'' law could end up behind bars because of a conspiracy movie and a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to save his campaign for U.S. Senate, one of her lawyers is arguing.

abortion, Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, Presiding Judge Peter Eckerstrom,Arizona Court of Appeals, Planned Parenthood, Tucson, Flagstaff, 15 weeks, Civil War
Feb 28, 2022

Abortion rights group says legislators are out of touch 

Citing polling that reveals voters in Arizona oppose making abortion illegal, members of NARAL Pro-Choice America said legislators backing anti-abortion bills are out of touch with their constituents in a brief press conference Monday in the rose garden at the state capitol during the group’s Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day.   Polling of 692 voters in Arizona […]

Feb 25, 2022

Judge: injunction ‘premature’ in E-Qual signature case

A Maricopa County judge on Friday denied Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ request for an injunction against Attorney Mark Brnovich, who in a January letter wrote he could sue Hobbs if she takes the E-Qual signature gathering system offline for district updates, setting up a potential legal showdown when Hobbs takes the system offline March […]