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death row, justice, equity, Indigenous women, inmates, Black
Sep 28, 2023

Boyfriend of Navajo woman convicted of her deadly shooting in emblematic case

The boyfriend of a Navajo woman whose case became emblematic of an international movement launched to draw attention to an epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women was convicted of first-degree murder in her fatal shooting.

University of Arizona, ruling, abuse, assault, students
Sep 26, 2023

Court of Appeals rules Title IX lawsuit against University of Arizona can move forward

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a Title IX lawsuit against the University of Arizona filed by a former student can move forward, reversing a previous ruling by its own three-judge panel that held the school was not liable.

shipping containers, lawsuits, Ducey, federal government, migrants, immigration, border
Sep 25, 2023

Fight over Arizona’s shipping container border wall ends with dismissal of federal lawsuits

Two federal lawsuits filed over former Gov. Doug Ducey's decision last year to place thousands of shipping containers along the U.S.-Mexico border have been dismissed after the state said it would pay the U.S. Forest Service $2.1 million to repair environmental damage.

Mayes, chemicals, settlement, attorneys general
Jul 26, 2023

Mayes, 21 other attorneys general oppose 3M settlement over water systems contamination with ‘forever chemicals’

Twenty-two attorneys general, including Kris Mayes, urged a federal court Wednesday to reject a proposed $10.3 billion settlement over contamination of U.S. public drinking water systems with potentially dangerous chemicals, saying it lets manufacturer 3M Co. off too easily.

U.S. Capitol, insurrection, Trump, Biden, Pence, Arizona, Vallejo
May 25, 2023

Prosecutors seek 17-year sentence for Arizona defendant in Jan. 6 attack

Prosecutors are seeking a 17-year sentence for Arizona resident Edward Vallejo, one of nine members of the Oath Keepers who were convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

transgender girls sports, Horne, AIA, UA
May 24, 2023

Former US swimming star, Horne voice concerns about transgender sports participation

A former University of Arizona swimming star said Wednesday anyone born male should not be able to compete in girls' sports, no matter what the age.

transgender girls sports, Horne,
May 19, 2023

Horne urges judge to dismiss transgender girls’ bid to void law tied to sports

Arizona's school chief is urging a judge to dismiss a bid by two transgender girls to void a new state law that prohibits them from playing on teams designated for girls.

dark money, Proposition 211, Voters' Right to Know Act, lawsuit,
May 1, 2023

Group asks judge to toss conservative advocacy organization’s attempt to kill ‘dark money’ law

The group that convinced voters last year to expose "dark money'' contributions to political campaigns wants a federal judge to toss a bid by a conservative advocacy group to kill the new law.

romance scam, generals, prison
Apr 25, 2023

Texas man involved in online romance scams gets 3 years

A Texas man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than three years in prison for his role in an online romance scam in which the identities and images of real U.S. military generals were used to cheat victims from Arizona and around the nation out of a total of $1.5 million, federal prosecutors said.

trans girls, sports, lawsuit
Apr 18, 2023

Transgender girls go to court over Arizona school sports ban

The parents of two transgender girls in Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a year-old state law banning trans girls from participating in school sports.

Mexico, guilty plea, assault, U.S. Border Patrol
Mar 20, 2023

Man pleads guilty to assaulting 2 border agents in Arizona

A 26-year-old man from Mexico has pleaded guilty to assaulting two U.S. Border Patrol agents last year on the Tohono O'odham Nation, authorities announced Monday.

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Jan 23, 2023

Judge: women no longer have legal right to abortion due to fetal abnormality at any stage of pregnancy

Women in Arizona no longer have the legal right to an abortion due to a fetal abnormality at any stage of the pregnancy, even if Arizona courts finally conclude the procedure is legal through 15 weeks for no reason at all.