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Supreme Court sends second divorce settlement case back to Arizona

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Nathan J. Fish | Cronkite News The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Arizona Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling in a divorce settlement between a retired member of the military and his ex-wife, the second time in a week it has done so. The action by the justices followed their ruling last […]

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Howard Fischer: A one-man news machine

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer If you had $5 for every story Howard “Howie” Fischer has reported for Arizona readers, you’d be doing quite well. Considered the dean of the Capitol press corps, Fischer is known not only as a one-man news machine, but a reporter politicians sometimes get defensive with because of his […]

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Republican redistricting is taking a beating in the courts (again)

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Amber Phillips | The Washington Post This post has been updated with other experts weighing in on the implications of the North Carolina case on other gerrymandering cases. This year, federal courts have been litigating a steady stream of gerrymandering claims. And most of the electoral maps the courts have knocked down were drawn […]

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Arizona judge rejects effort to lower fees for medical marijuana users

Posted by   /  May 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A judge has rebuffed efforts by medical marijuana users to force the state to reduce the fees it charges patients. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry said she does not dispute that the Department of Health Services is collecting more from medical marijuana […]

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Maricopa HOA Facebook feud goes to court

Posted by   /  May 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | PinalCentral A defamation lawsuit that accuses a homeowners association in Maricopa of slander and vandalism is being litigated in Superior Court. Erin Meehan, a resident of Maricopa Meadows, filed a civil complaint last year after she claims she was harassed by the board president of her homeowners association. In her complaint, […]

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Tohono O’Odham Nation and State of Arizona settle casino litigation

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The Glendale Star The Tohono O’odham Nation and the State of Arizona jointly announced May 17 an agreement to settle their dispute regarding the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley near the City of Glendale. Under this agreement, the Nation will move forward with Class III gaming at its West Valley facility under an amended tribal-state […]

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Court rules ‘Google’ is not a generic term; suit began in Phoenix

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Cyberlaw, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Michael Kiefer | The Republic “Google” will not go the way of “aspirin,” “cellophane,” “escalator” or “thermos,” former trademarks that were used so generically that the companies that owned them were forced to relinquish them. On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that instead, Google will join Coke, Q-tips, Xerox and […]

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Wanting freedom from the First Amendment: From the Rose Law Group Growlery

Posted by   /  May 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) With one threat of being fired and another relative to the safety of my family, I was pressured twice to suppress certain facts during my reporting of controversial stories. In today’s age of political angst and political correctness, we […]

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U.S. Supreme Court urged to uphold Arizona’s drivers license policy

Posted by   /  May 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Arizona Daily Independent Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently joined with 13 other states to file an amicus brief in support of the petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Arizona’s right to deny driver’s licenses to undocumented illegal aliens. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

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Pinal school districts join fight to repeal new voucher law

Posted by   /  May 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral Gov. Doug Ducey signed a school voucher expansion bill last month that has led to several Pinal County school districts adopting an Arizona School Boards Association resolution to oppose the measure and push for repeal. Senate Bill 1431 calls for a four-year, phased-in expansion of the state’s Education Savings Account, […]

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