Paula Aboud

Dec 5, 2017

Arizona Supreme Court punishes former lawmaker for misconduct as justice of the peace

The court's announcement Tuesday says it censured Justice of the Peace Paula Aboud because she took a copy of an assessment and answer key from her judicial orientation mentor while he was out of the room.

May 9, 2017

Former lawmaker Aboud plays ‘joke’ in JP training, hit with ethics charges

Former Democratic lawmaker and Pima County Justice of the Peace Paula Aboud faces ethics charges after she took and hid a document containing answers to a test required for newly elected judges.

Oct 27, 2014

Former lawmakers Aboud, Harper reflect on their 2008 showdown over same-sex marriage

One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit same-sex marriage — the same law that was struck down by a federal district court this month.

Opponents of Arizona's recently passed "religious freedom" bill SB1062 rally in front of the capitol Feb. 24 (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
Oct 24, 2014

The return of SB1062? Gay marriage ruling likely to renew push for ‘religious liberty’ protections

With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples across the state, Republican lawmakers are already talking about ways to protect religious organizations and businesses from being forced to participate in gay marriages. And SB1062 is back on the forefront of some minds.

Feb 11, 2013

Federal judge strikes law targeting Planned Parenthood

In a major setback for the prolife movement in Arizona, a federal judge today struck down a state law that precludes public funds, such as Medicaid money, from going to any group that provides for an abortion.

Jan 25, 2013

Prolife advocates opt against direct assault on ‘Roe v Wade’

Despite the loud lament against legal abortion, the prolife movement in Arizona isn’t pushing for legislation that will directly contravene Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave women the right to an abortion.

Dec 28, 2012

Top quotes of 2012

This year's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.

May 31, 2012

Political newcomer Nomiki Konst drops out of Arizona CD2 race

Political newcomer Nomiki Konst has dropped out of the race for a full term representing former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' southern Arizona congressional district.

May 21, 2012

Bipartisan clamp down: Lawmakers passed several bills in 2012 increasing punishment for lawbreakers

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle acted to make life tougher for Arizona criminals during this year’s legislative session by passing a slate of criminal justice bills.

Apr 19, 2012

House passes narrowed-down contraception bill

State representatives today passed a scaled-back bill that would allow religious-based employers to deny contraception coverage to their workers.

The amended bill, HB2625, passed the Arizona House by a vote of 36-21, and will need to go back to the Senate for final approval there. If approved there, it will be delivered to Gov. Jan Brewer for either a signature or a veto.

Apr 16, 2012

Legislature on verge of missing session adjournment goal

A year ago, the Arizona Legislature was just days away from adjournment of its annual legislative session, having already approved a state budget that included painful cuts to state services. But while lawmakers missed their self-imposed 2011 adjournment target of 100 days by just five hours, there's little chance the Legislature will come near as close this year.

Apr 12, 2012

Senate OKs bill to allow employers to deny contraception coverage; but deal in works

Persuaded by a promise to substantially narrow the legislation, the Senate today passed a measure to allow employers with religious objections to not pay for their workers’ contraception coverage.