national monument, Grand Canyon, Biden, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit
Sep 21, 2023

GOP leaders prepare to sue Biden over monument law 

Republican lawmakers are following in Donald Trump’s footsteps, questioning the constitutionality of an old law President Joe Biden is using to expand national monument protections.   

Covid, court ruling, doctors, physicians, hospitals, lawsuit, Mayo Clinic
Sep 20, 2023

Court strikes down GOP lawmakers’ bid to immunize doctors, hospitals from claims of negligence during pandemic

The state Court of Appeals has struck down a bid by Republican lawmakers to immunize doctors and hospitals from claims they acted negligently in treating patients during the Covid outbreak.

prison, wrongful death, Department of Corrections, inmate, suicide, lawsuit
Sep 19, 2023

‘Tentative’ settlement in wrongful death lawsuit over man’s death in prison reached

Current and former Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry heads and prison health care provider Centurion reached a “tentative” settlement in a wrongful death suit involving claims of inadequate mental health care.  

Covid, restaurant owner, Ducey, executive order, Scottsdale police, arrestlawsuit,
Sep 18, 2023

Court questioning if police officer violated restaurant owner’s civil rights

A federal appeals court is questioning whether a Scottsdale police officer violated the civil rights of the owner of a restaurant when he essentially arrested him twice for the same alleged violation of one of former Gov. Doug Ducey's Covid executive orders.

Horne, lawsuit, English language immersion, SEI, Mayes, Hobbs
Sep 7, 2023

Horne files suit to get court to rule schools not using ‘structured English immersion’ violating law

Hoping to force the issue, state schools chief Tom Horne filed suit late Wednesday to get a court to rule that any school that doesn't use "structured English immersion'' to teach students who are not proficient is violating the law.

gender reassignment surgery, Toma, Petersen, lawsuit, Toomey
Sep 4, 2023

Petersen and Toma trying to torpedo deal that would lead to state’s obligation to pay for gender-affirming surgery

Top Republican lawmakers are trying to torpedo a deal that would result in a court order that would forever obligate the state to pay for gender-affirming surgery for its employees and dependents.

homeless, lawsuit, Tucson
Sep 4, 2023

Organizations advocating for homeless residents’ rights drop lawsuit aimed at preventing ‘sweeps’

Three organizations advocating for rights for the homeless have quietly dropped their lawsuit to prevent "sweeps'' of encampments by the city of Tucson.

Biden, loans, University of Arizona, Ashford University
Aug 30, 2023

Biden administration cancels loans for former Ashford U. students, with plans to recoup costs

The Biden administration is canceling $72 million in student loans for 2,300 borrowers who say they were cheated by Ashford University, a former for-profit college that was purchased by the University of Arizona in 2020.

Fish and Wildlife, lawsuit, snakes, Arizona Game and Fish
Aug 22, 2023

Environmental group files lawsuit tied to snakes’ survival

A Tucson-based environmental group is accusing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of illegally altering its rules in ways that will harm the ability of two snakes to survive in Arizona and New Mexico.

Lake, Richer, Maricopa County, lawsuit, election
Aug 22, 2023

Lake trying to get Richer’s defamation lawsuit thrown out

Failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake says she had a absolute right to publicly accuse Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer of illegally sabotaging the election with mis-sized ballots even though a judge ruling in her challenge to the 2022 election had already rejected that complaint as unproven.

Aug 21, 2023

Republican lawsuit threatens Biden immigration policy thousands have used to come to US

Roughly 181,000 people have entered the U.S. under a humanitarian parole program since President Joe Biden launched the initiative. But 21 Republican-leaning states threaten to end the program through a lawsuit to determine its legality, which is set to be heard in a Texas court beginning Thursday, with a decision coming later.

transgender girls, sports, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit, students, judge, birth certificates
Aug 11, 2023

Judge will let children sue on behalf of transgender people tied to birth certificates

A federal judge will allow several children to sue on behalf of all transgender people born in Arizona to force the state to change the gender on their birth certificates.