Terry Goddard is hiding the ball on Prop 211
Terry Goddard gave his latest initiative the moniker Voters’ Right to Know Act. Unfortunately, after reading the details it should have been named the Speech Czar Creation Act.
Fewer bills prefiled compared to previous years
The Arizona Legislature’s deadline to prefile bills is just days away and the number of bills that have been prefiled is set to be far fewer than last year.
Doctors oppose online information about medication abortions
As doctors are in court seeking to end a requirement to tell patients about the potential for reversing a medication abortion, the Arizona Department of Health Services has posted information online about the procedure and a link to a clinic that does it.
‘Revenge porn’ law challenged by bookstores, photographers and librarians
The American Civil Liberties Union warned Arizona lawmakers it had problems with a bill designed to criminalize “revenge porn,” and are now those problems are the basis of a court challenge arguing that the law is unconstitutional.
Death row inmates sue state over lethal drugs
Six death row inmates, including one scheduled to die July 23, sued the state today in federal court, alleging the secrecy surrounding the lethal drugs to be used in executions violates their First Amendment rights.
Arizona, other states retaliate against ‘revenge porn’
Sparked by a new law approved by the California legislature this fall, Arizona is one of several states where lawmakers are proposing bills to criminalize “revenge porn.”
Contribution limits vs. free speech
Supreme Court campaign finance case could change Arizona elections
While Arizona’s higher campaign contribution limits hang in the balance, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court might achieve what the state law’s supporters seek – give people the ability to contribute more to their favorite politicians and allow candidates to raise bigger amounts from backers.
Lawmakers pass bill to raise campaign contribution limits
A bill that would raise the caps on Arizona’s campaign contributions is ready for the governor’s signature after the state Senate approved the measure in a 17-13 vote Tuesday afternoon.
Students, Goldwater Institute, oppose ASA lawsuit over fees
A group of Arizona university students, including Rep. Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix, filed a motion in federal court this week asking to intervene in a lawsuit to reinstate a fee on students to support a non-profit group. The five intervening students are represented by the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix.
Goldwater Institute asks to intervene in ASA student fee case
The Goldwater Institute is going to ask a federal court to let it intervene in a lawsuit pitting a non-profit, student lobbying group against the Arizona Board of Regents. The institute, a conservative policy advocacy group, set the wheels of the lawsuit in motion in September by questioning the legality of a $2 student fee that funds the Arizona Student Association, which contributed $126,806 in[...]