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Lawsuit asks FDA to disclose how dying people can access unapproved meds

Posted by   /  October 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The Goldwater Institute goes to court today, trying to force the FDA to reveal details on how dying people can get access to unapproved medicines. Attorney Jonathan Riches wants U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton to order the Food and Drug Administration to disclose […]

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College attorney argues for in-state tuition for ‘dreamers’

Posted by   /  October 7, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central The Arizona Court of Appeals got it wrong in concluding “dreamers” are not entitled to in-state tuition, the lawyer for the state’s second-largest community college system contends. In a new legal brief, Eileen GilBride, attorney for the Pima community colleges, told the Arizona Supreme Court […]

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Court finds Arizona Corporation Commission ‘secreted’ records on smart meters

Posted by   /  October 5, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Independent On Tuesday, the state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of utility watchdog, Warren Woodward. The Court reversed and remanded Yavapai County Superior Judge Jeffrey Paupore’s ruling in a case brought by Woodward involving “smart meters.” Judge Diane Johnsen wrote the opinion for the unanimous three-judge panel. The court awarded costs to […]

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Judge can’t tell lawmakers how much money to give schools, attorney says

Posted by   /  October 5, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times An attorney for the state is telling a judge she has no legal right to tell the Legislature it isn’t providing enough money for school construction and repair. In new court filings, Brett Johnson acknowledged that the Arizona Supreme Court ruled more than two […]

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s presidential pardon accepted by federal judge

Posted by   /  October 4, 2017  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Michael Kiefer | The Republic A U.S. District Court judge in Phoenix has accepted the presidential pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. At the request of both Arpaio defense attorneys and U.S. Department of Justice lawyers, Judge Susan Bolton dismissed the guilty verdict against Arpaio with prejudice, meaning it can never be […]

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Supreme Court eyes partisan gerrymandering

Posted by   /  October 4, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Anthony Kennedy is seen as the swing vote that could blunt GOP’s map-drawing successes By Josh Gerstein | POLITICO The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with a case that has the potential to halt or even reverse an increasingly common phenomenon of American political life: Republicans’ ability to tilt the political playing field in their favor […]

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Sedona man gets new chance to prove regulators withheld information on smart meters

Posted by   /  October 4, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  1 Comment

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Sedona resident is going to get his chance to prove state utility regulators illegally withheld information about a study of the health effects of “smart” meters. In a ruling Tuesday, the state Court of Appeals said Warren Woodward is entitled to have a […]

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‘Ballot harvesting’ goes to court today

Posted by   /  October 3, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun The Arizona Democratic Party goes to federal court today in a bid to overturn a ban on “ballot harvesting” and ensure that ballots cast in the wrong precinct are counted anyway. Attorney Bruce Spiva contends the Republican-controlled Legislature acted illegally last year in making […]

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The Supreme Court’s blockbuster term

Posted by   /  October 3, 2017  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Get ready for the landmark decisions to start rolling in By Richard Primus | POLITICO The Supreme Court term that begins this week is set to be a blockbuster. There’s a reason: When Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016, the court hit the pause button on some of the most important issues it was […]

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Goldwater Institute takes hospital assessment to Arizona Supreme Court

Posted by   /  October 3, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Current and former Republican lawmakers are making a last-ditch effort to eliminate a program that provides health care to about 400,000 Arizonans. Related: Health care for more than 22,000 Arizona children in jeopardy In new legal filings Monday with the Arizona Supreme Court, Goldwater […]

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