first amendment rights

Feb 10, 2023

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.

legislation, child sex dollars, Senate, House, Nguyen, Bliss
Jan 6, 2023

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. 

Sep 14, 2015

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.

Sep 23, 2014

‘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, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Jun 26, 2014

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.

Dec 9, 2013


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.”

Oct 23, 2013

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.

Apr 9, 2013

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.

Mar 22, 2013

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.

Feb 13, 2013

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[...]