Douglas Rayes

Dec 22, 2021

Groups oppose bid to enforce abortion law

Abortion rights advocates are urging U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to spurn a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to let Arizona immediately begin enforcing a new restriction on the procedure.

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Nov 16, 2021

Hobbs damaged by Senate staffer verdict

A federal judge Tuesday denied a bid by the Senate to overturn a $2.75 million discrimination award against the Senate, leaving Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and state Democrats scrambling to blunt the effects of the verdict on her gubernatorial ambitions. 

Oct 19, 2021

Court keeps hold on abortion law in place

A federal judge has turned back a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to let the state start enforcing new abortion restrictions despite his order concluding they are likely unconstitutional.  

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Oct 6, 2021

Brnovich asks judge to let him enforce abortion law

Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants a judge to let him start enforcing a law prohibiting certain abortions despite a federal court ruling which found it unconstitutional.

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Sep 28, 2021

Court puts new abortion law on hold

A federal judge late Tuesday blocked Arizona from making criminals out of doctors who perform abortions knowing the woman's reason is a genetic fetal defect.

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Sep 22, 2021

Judge weighs legality of new abortion law

The question of whether Arizona gets to enforce a new restriction on the right to abortion could turn on whether a federal judge considers it a ban or a restriction.

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Sep 10, 2021

AG defends abortion law

Arizona is free to tell women they can't have an abortion if the reason is because of genetic fetal defect, even if it is prior to viability, the state's top prosecutor is arguing in court.

Jul 7, 2021

State argues unsigned ballots invalid

An attorney for the state asked a federal appeals court July 7 to let Arizona refuse to count early ballots that voters forgot to sign initially and did not fix by election night.

Oct 6, 2020

9th Circuit suspends ruling to allow time to fix unsigned ballots

A federal appeals court has put a hold on a judge's ruling that gave people extra time after Election Day to sign their ballots.

Sep 16, 2020

GOP takes another bite at early ballot lawsuit losses

The Trump re-election committee is making a last-ditch effort to keep a new deadline for people to sign their mail-in ballots from taking effect this year.

Sep 11, 2020

Judge rules Arizona voters get 5 days after election to sign ballot

Arizonans who forget to sign their early ballots before dropping them in the mail are entitled to up to five days to "cure'' the problem and get their votes counted, a federal judge has ruled.

Mar 25, 2020

Judge gives Senate new trial on retaliation claim

The state Senate will get a new chance to escape at least some of the financial penalty imposed over the firing of a staffer.