U..S. Supreme Court

Oct 15, 2020

Leadership lessons unlearned by those we elect

John McCain knew what it meant to put the interests of constituents before the interests of party. We desperately need that kind of leader now. I remain hopeful.

Oct 12, 2020

A word to the candidates

Voters are looking to you for answers, so remember that together we will stand and flourish while the continued divisiveness is beneficial to no one.

prison, Phoenix Police Department, sentencing, Covid, Paycheck Protection Program, fraud, probation
Oct 9, 2020

Arizona can put juveniles in prison for life, state Supreme Court rules

Arizona judges are free to sentence juveniles to what amount to de facto life sentences despite U.S. Supreme Court rulings that appear to prohibit that, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Oct 6, 2020

Why Trump will leave office if he loses the election

We should expect a partisan battle over the election. We should expect Trump to fight hard in the courts. We should expect tense moments. Surprises. Disappointments. Shocks. But, ultimately, Trump will not defy a court order and prevent the peaceful transfer of power.

Oct 6, 2020

9th Circuit suspends ruling to allow time to fix unsigned ballots

A federal appeals court has put a hold on a judge's ruling that gave people extra time after Election Day to sign their ballots.

Oct 6, 2020

Judge gives voters extra time to register

Arizonans will be given another 2 1/2 weeks to sign up to vote in the upcoming election.

Oct 5, 2020

Supreme Court declines baseball wage case

The U.S. Supreme Court has given a key victory to players on minor league baseball teams, clearing the way for them to sue to be paid the minimum wage while they’re in spring training in Arizona. Without comment on Monday the justices refused to disturb an appellate court decision that says the players are entitled […]

Oct 2, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court takes on Arizona ballot harvest law

Arizonans remain legally barred from taking someone else’s ballot to the polls, at least for this election. Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review the decision of a federal appeals court which earlier this year had voided the state’s ban on “ballot harvesting” after concluding that the Republican-controlled legislature enacted the […]

crime victims, survivors, House bill
Oct 2, 2020

Prosecutors to create statewide list of dishonest cops

Prosecutors have agreed to create a statewide database of officers whose truthfulness or honesty may be questionable.

Sep 29, 2020

Alone among Democrats, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push

Almost every Senate Democrat has come out against President Trump’s plan to rush through a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - except Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.

Sep 29, 2020

2020 is going to be a health care election

Word of advice to the President and especially to Arizona’s appointed Senator, if the next Supreme Court justice doesn’t unconditionally support protecting pre-existing conditions and upholding the health care law of the land, Arizonans will remember in November and mark their ballot for Joe Biden and Mark Kelly.

Sep 25, 2020

Liberal group ignores Dem support of health care bill, attacks GOP

The political postcards began landing in swing district voters’ mailboxes nearly as soon as election administrators finished counting primary ballots.