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Judge reverses decision in Pinal racetrack case because of ‘threatening’

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | PinalCentral Facebook comments have prompted a Pinal County judge to reverse an order to have prosecutors disclose an informant’s identity in an ongoing criminal case involving an unsanctioned racetrack operation. In July, Superior Court Judge Kevin White ordered the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to reveal the name of a source who […]

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Court ruling validates rights in same-sex marriages, will have ripple effect

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying all marriages are created equal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that the spouse of a gay woman who has given birth is entitled to the same parental rights as if she had been a man. Chief Justice Scott Bales, writing for the majority, […]

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Ducey takes slap at AG and his lawsuit on tuition

Posted by   /  September 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Tuition is ‘as nearly free as possible,’ despite AG’s assertion otherwise, governor says By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media via The Daily Courier Arizona’s three universities are in compliance with constitutional requirements to keep instruction “as nearly free as possible,” Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday, despite what Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends. “Our universities are accessible […]

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[OPINION] Bolick v. Woods

Posted by   /  September 14, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News  /  1 Comment

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Arizona Progress & Gazette They are two of the biggest names in the Arizona legal world. Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods and Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick.  Earlier this week Father Bolick likely would have been proud as his son, Evan Bolick, sparred […]

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Arizona high court won’t lift restrictions on medical pot for PTSD patients

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The Arizona Supreme Court will not remove some barriers that exist for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder to get medical marijuana. Without comment, the justices on Tuesday rejected arguments by the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association that former state Health Director Will Humble acted illegally in […]

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Arizona Supreme Court to decide on Medicaid tax

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state’s high court agreed Tuesday to decide whether a levy that funds Arizona’s expanded Medicaid program was illegally enacted. Without comment, the justices said they want to give foes of the levy — current and former state lawmakers — a chance to make the […]

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Legal groups move to challenge Trump’s Arpaio pardon

Posted by   /  September 12, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Madeline Conway | POLITICO Two advocacy groups moved on Monday to challenge Donald Trump’s pardon of controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging that the president’s move was unconstitutional because it undermined the power of the federal judiciary. Related: Prosecutors: Reasons for Arpaio conviction should be voided DOJ prosecutors agree Arpaio case should be […]

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Regents hammer AG for nothing-burger lawsuit

Posted by   /  September 11, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ann Ryman | Arizona Republic Lawsuit says the increases violate the Arizona Constitution, which states that university instruction shall be furnished ‘as nearly free as possible.’ Arizona Board of Regents Chairman Bill Ridenour said the state’s legal challenge to college tuition increases is “full of attacks, but offers no constructive remedies.” Ridenour, in a […]

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Arizona lawmakers weigh in on case pitting gay rights, religious rights

Posted by   /  September 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Adrienne St. Clair | Cronkite News Three Arizona lawmakers were among the scores of House and Senate members who filed a court brief Thursday defending the Colorado cake shop owner that was sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of […]

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Napolitano sues Trump to save DACA program she helped create

Posted by   /  September 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Michael D. Shear | The New York Times As secretary of homeland security in 2012, Janet Napolitano created DACA, the federal program that protected more than 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation and allowed them to work legally in the United States. Now, as the president of the sprawling University of California system, she […]

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