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Arizona’s high court upholds state’s Medicaid expansion law

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The state’s high court this morning upheld the legality of an assessment on hospitals that helps pay for health care for 400,000 Arizonans. In a unanimous decision, the justices rejected arguments by the attorney for some Republican lawmakers that the levy, approved by the Legislature […]

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Arizona Supreme Court declines to hear Tempe ‘squatter’ case

Posted by   /  November 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Richard Ruelas | The Republic The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear the case of a Tempe man who is fighting with the city over rights to land he claims has been in his family for more than a century. Steve Sussex had filed suit against the city claiming he gained title to the land, […]

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Dems, union and advocacy group challenge ‘dark money’ law in court

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media via Arizona Capitol Times A voter advocacy group, a union and Democrat lawmakers are asking a judge to void a new Arizona law expanding the ability of some groups to make anonymous “dark money” contributions to political campaigns. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court alleges the […]

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City Court: Elections protect from ‘good old boy’ system of appointment

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mark Flatten | National Investigative Reporter/Goldwater Institute othing seems unusual about the proceedings in Yuma Municipal Court. On one typical day, a procession of defendants appeared in front of the two full-time city judges. One man had been ticketed for failing to register his car on time. Another faced criminal charges for failing to […]

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Arizona AG wants Supreme Court to protect prayer at public meetings

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR.com Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined leaders from 22 other states to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the practice of lawmaker-led prayer at public meetings. The lawmakers filed a brief on Wednesday that asked the court to “hear arguments and confirm the constitutionality of the practice.” They argued that the decision would […]

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Chronically ill girl sues U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over medical marijuana legalization; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Cannabis Dept. comments

Posted by   /  November 14, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Caitlyn Hitt | New York Daily News Alexis Bortell has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding medical marijuana legalization. Due to legal restrictions, the 12-year-old, who turned to medical marijuana to control her seizure disorder, is unable to return home to her native Texas to visit family. “I would like […]

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AG reaches settlement with group accused of filing frivolous suits

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Servces via Arizona Capitol Times A deal between the Attorney General’s Office and a group advocating for the disabled will keep them from filing new lawsuits against Arizona businesses — at least in state court. But an attorney who was involved in filing those lawsuits says this victory being […]

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Anonymous postings in Arizona case unmasked by court

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Those comments you post online about your employer — and others — may not be as anonymous as you thought. The Website Glassdoor.com went to court to block federal prosecutors from demanding that it surrender the names of people who had written about their […]

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Gabby Giffords’ gun group sues Trump Administration

Posted by   /  November 10, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Why? The federal firearms agency won’t hand over documents showing the NRA’s influence on gun policy By Jennifer Bendery | The Huffington Post The gun control group led by former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) is suing the Trump administration for failing to turn over documents that could show the National Rifle Association’s influence over President […]

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Lawsuit against city’s use of controversial incentive moves forward

Posted by   /  November 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Daniel Perle | Downtown Devil A lawsuit threatening the city’s use of a popular tax incentive which has increased downtown density is moving forward following the ruling of a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Wednesday. The complaints, filed by Angel’s Trumpet Ale House owner Mat Englehorn, allege the city violated several clauses of the […]

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