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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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Sep 5, 2023

Christian lawmakers push battle over church and state after Roe

In the harshly lit breakfast bar of a Fairfield Inn, a dozen men and women sit hunched over microwaved eggs and steaming cups of coffee. Representing more than half the states in the nation, they have come to southern Virginia to craft policies to take back home: measures to ban abortion, restrict gender-affirming care and condemn gay marriage.

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Aug 23, 2023

Supreme Court will consider whether Arizona law prohibits most abortions

The Arizona Supreme Court decided Wednesday it will consider whether Arizona law actually prohibits virtually all abortions.

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Aug 7, 2023

As water regulations shift – again – advocates, officials work to cope

As regulators and advocates grapple with the fallout of a Supreme Court ruling that narrowed the Clean Water Act, water lawyer Rhett Larson offers a calming bit of advice: Be like Bruce Lee.

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Jul 19, 2023

Biden administration tells judge its new asylum rule is not reboot of Trump’s efforts

The Biden administration argued Wednesday that its new asylum rule is different from versions put forward under President Donald Trump in a court hearing before a judge who threw out Trump's attempts to limit asylum on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Jul 19, 2023

Latest student debt-relief plan could mean $1 billion for 20,000 in Arizona

More than 20,000 Arizona residents would see $1 billion in student debt erased under a Biden administration plan unveiled just two weeks after the Supreme Court struck down a previous debt-forgiveness plan.

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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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Jul 14, 2023

Constitutional attorney will have to pay some of sanctions tied to Lake and Finchem’s lawsuit

Famed constitutional attorney Alan Dershowitz will have to pay a share of the sanctions imposed on the lawyers who brought what a trial judge called a frivolous lawsuit on behalf of failed candidates Kari Lake and Mark Finchem.

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Jul 3, 2023

Supreme Court nixes Biden plan for $430 billion in student-loan relief

The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a Biden administration student-debt relief plan that would have aided more than 40 million people, 916,000 of whom live in Arizona and currently hold a total of $32.6 billion in loans.

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Jun 30, 2023

Public schools will be inspected regularly, committee will update campuses for safety

Public schools across Arizona will be inspected regularly to make sure they meet minimum standards to educate students under a new executive order issued by Gov. Katie Hobbs. And in a separate order, the governor formed a committee to update those to 2023 levels to ensure the schools have what it takes to help protect students during a campus shooting.

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Jun 26, 2023

Senate GOP halts nominee hearings in response to abortion order

Senate Republicans say they will not consider any of Gov. Katie Hobbs’ executive nominees until the governor agrees to meet with them to discuss her executive orders.

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Jun 23, 2023

With executive order, Hobbs, Mayes seek to prevent abortion prosecutions in Arizona 

Gov. Katie Hobbs says she's giving Attorney General Kris Mayes authority over any abortion prosecutions in Arizona – and Mayes has made it clear that she doesn’t want to see anyone prosecuted over abortions.