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Sep 13, 2023

State GOP not giving up attempts to evade sanctions tied to lawsuit

They've lost big in court. Twice. But the Arizona Republican Party isn't giving up its efforts to evade sanctions for filing what judges have called a baseless and politically motivated lawsuit attacking election processes Maricopa County used during the November 2020 election that saw then-President Donald Trump go down in defeat.

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Jul 25, 2023

Top GOP lawmakers argue medical condition entitles state to prohibit transgender girls from playing girls’ sports

The state's top Republican lawmakers contend that it is a medical condition and not a discriminatory state law that entitles Arizona to bar transgender girls from participating in girls’ sports.

LGBTQ, Supreme Court, Arizona, Colorado
Jul 18, 2023

Arizona advocates fear long-term impact of court’s discrimination ruling

Advocates say a Supreme Court ruling that struck down anti-discrimination protections will likely have little immediate impact in Arizona – beyond confusion – but they worry it opens the door to abuses down the road.

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May 1, 2023

City of Phoenix to appeal ruling compelling it to clear out homeless encampment

The City of Phoenix filed notice it would be appealing a ruling compelling the city to clear out the homeless encampment known as “the Zone” by July and filed a motion to stay the ruling amid the appeal.

Kavanagh, attorney general
Aug 23, 2022

Court: Conviction in writing, not open court, violated defendant’s rights

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a drug-smuggling defendant’s rights were violated when a district court handed down his conviction in writing and not in open court, denying him an opportunity to appear.

Feb 1, 2022

Overturning Roe V. Wade after 49 Years will have devastating impacts on young women 

January 22, 2022 marks the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. But this year, young women/people facing pregnancy could face significant harm as the first generation in half a century to enter adulthood without the fundamental right to make the decision whether to continue a pregnancy. In the last 50 […]

Jan 31, 2022

Appeals court rules SRP liable for higher solar rooftop electric rates

A major Arizona utility’s can be held liable for violating antitrust laws through its policies of charging higher rates for electricity to its customers who choose to install rooftop solar panels, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Salt […]

Feb 19, 2020

Court: Border Patrol violating rights of detainees

A federal judge has concluded that Customs and Border Protection is detaining people in a way that violates their rights.

Oct 5, 2019

Gov. Ducey’s attack on judge out of line

Gov. Doug Ducey, the self-proclaimed “Education Governor” has unfairly lashed out at Judge Neil V. Wake for his ruling on the Proposition 123 enactment.

Jul 24, 2017

Judge rules pension cap unconstitutional, leaves fix with Legislature

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled July 20 that a state law capping employer contributions rates to retirement funds for judges and elected officials is unconstitutional, and that it’s up to Arizona lawmakers to find a solution.

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Dec 14, 2016

Court to rule on when police may frisk detainee’s companions

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to consider when police may frisk companions of somebody legally taken into custody.

Nov 20, 2015

Court: Medical marijuana no free pass for driving impaired

People with marijuana in their system can escape drugged-driving charges if they can show they weren't "high'' enough to be impaired, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled this morning.