legal challenge

Aug 4, 2015

State to pay fees, costs for challenge to revenge porn law

Arizona has agreed to pay $202,000 in attorneys' fees and legal costs for a successful challenge that blocked a 2014 state law to make it a crime for jilted lovers to post nude photos of their former partners online.

Oct 6, 2014

High court move hurts Arizona gay marriage ban

The refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals from five states that want to block gay marriage will likely make it tougher for Arizona's gay marriage ban to survive court challenges, legal experts said Monday.

AZ Supreme Court sends Top Two open primary initiative to ballot
Nov 13, 2013

Latino group to file counter suit in MCCCD tuition case

A Latino legal civil rights organization plans to file a counter suit against the state in its legal challenge to Maricopa County Community College District’s policy of granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.

Nov 1, 2013

Reforming election reform

Debate over HB2305 continues after opponents gather enough signatures to put it on the ballot

Groups opposing the state’s election reform law rejoiced on Oct. 29 when the secretary of state concluded the referendum against the law has enough signatures to appear on the 2014 ballot.

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.

Aug 6, 2013

Carlyle Begay sworn in as state senator, but faces legal challenge

Surrounded by friends and family, as well as a few of his new colleagues at the Arizona Legislature, Carlyle Begay was sworn in Tuesday morning as the newest state senator, but could soon face a legal challenge to his appointment to office.

Jun 14, 2013

Last-minute anti-abortion bill goes nowhere

A bill allowing health inspectors to carry out unannounced inspections of abortion clinics failed on June 13, but its supporters promised to revive it next year.

Apr 19, 2013

Opponents say higher contribution limits violate Clean Elections, Voter Protection Act

A provision in the 1998 ballot measure that created Arizona’s Clean Elections system may hold the key to whether the state’s new campaign contribution limits will go into effect for 2014.

Arizona campaign contribution limits
Apr 19, 2013

New contribution limits could be game-changer for campaigns

Campaign cash may come pouring into some of Arizona’s top races next year thanks to a new law allowing candidates to raise far more money.

Critics say the bill will flood campaigns with more money and influence-buying, and that it may be the final nail in the coffin of Arizona’s voter-approved Clean Elections system.

Feb 17, 2012

Legislature joins SB1070 legal challenge

The Arizona Legislature filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in the appeal of a ruling that blocked enforcement of SB1070, the state’s immigration enforcement law.