United States courts of appeals

Sep 14, 2012

Civil rights groups make another bid to block part of SB1070

Civil rights groups have asked a federal appeals court to prevent the most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect.

Jun 22, 2012

Court orders Tempe lawyer to pay Arizona Snowbowl’s court-related fees

A federal appeals court said Thursday that a Tempe-based attorney should be held personally responsible for costs that Arizona Snowbowl incurred to defend itself against “bad faith” suits the lawyer brought against the resort.

May 30, 2012

Appeals court upholds conviction in straw-man purchases of AK-47s

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the 2011 conviction of a man who bought dozens of AK-47s from an Arizona gun shop over a two-week period and delivered them to another man.

Feb 14, 2012

Federal judges demand to know prosecutors’ plans in immigration cases

A federal appeals court has taken what some attorneys called the unprecedented step of demanding to know if the government plans to prosecute seven illegal immigrants who have no other criminal record.

Dec 12, 2011

Brewer commends high court for taking SB1070 case

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is commending the U.S. Supreme Court for agreeing to rule on whether several tough provisions of Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigration should stay blocked from implementation.

Dec 12, 2011

High court to look at state immigration laws

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigrants.

The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law.

Dec 12, 2011

High court could look at state immigration laws

The Obama administration is waging a furious legal fight against a patchwork of state laws targeting illegal immigrants, and on Monday the Supreme Court has its first chance to jump into the fray.

Sep 6, 2011

Arizona same-sex partners entitled to benefits

A federal appeals court says same-sex partners of Arizona government workers are entitled to the same health care benefits provided to opposite-sex couples.

Aug 25, 2011

Federal court reverses ruling that let state charge some Medicaid recipients for care

A federal appeals court Wednesday reversed part of a lower court’s ruling that let Arizona require that some Medicaid recipients make co-payments for their medical care.

Jul 29, 2011

Appeals court grants new hearing in 1988 Tucson double murder

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that lower courts must consider convicted murderer Richard Harley Greenway’s claim that he was poorly represented in his trial for the 1988 murders of two women in their Tucson home.

Jul 19, 2011

Court orders renewed federal oversight of Tucson school desegregation

A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered a lower court to renew its oversight of a decades-long desegregation order against the Tucson Unified School District.

Jul 13, 2011

Yuma church can sue city for damages in zoning denial, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court Tuesday said a Southern Baptist church can sue the city of Yuma for damages after city zoning decisions prevented the congregation from worshiping at a building it bought in the city’s Old Town section.