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Regents adopt special tuition rate for ‘dreamers’ ahead of court ruling

Posted by   /  June 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A little-known policy of the Board of Regents could blunt the financial effect of a new court ruling denying dreamers in-state tuition. The policy says anyone who is a graduate of an Arizona high school but does not otherwise meet the definition of “residency” can […]

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Burns weighs new lawsuit in his battles with Corporation Commission, APS

Posted by   /  June 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Bob Burns is headed back to court — and not just in his bid to get financial disclosure records from the state’s largest electric utility. The move follows the 4-1 vote on Tuesday by the Arizona Corporation Commission to reject the bid by Burns […]

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San Carlos District sues U.S. over maintenance charges

Posted by   /  June 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

By Joey Chenoweth | PinalCentral San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District is taking legal action against the federal government for allegedly overcharging local landowners for their water supply. According to a press release from SCIDD General Manager Mike Urton, a lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Interior Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in […]

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Paradise Valley prevails in opposition to drug rehab facility

Posted by   /  June 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

RLGR Staff In an order issued at about 4:45 pm Tuesday, the hearing officer who was set to hear the reasonable accommodation hearing for the Blue Sands drug rehabilitation facility proposed to be located on an entirely residential street (Sunnyvale) in Paradise Valley issued an order dismissing the case entirely because a homeowner, Thomas Hopkins, […]

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Arizona court overturns in-state tuition for ‘dreamers’

Posted by   /  June 20, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Anne Ryman and Daniel Gonzalez | The Republic Undocumented students granted protection from deportation under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The court ruled that a judge’s 2015 decision that young immigrants known as “dreamers” were considered […]

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No age discrimination protections for small political subdivisions, 9th Circuit rules

Posted by   /  June 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s smallest towns and fire districts do not have the same protections against federal age-discrimination lawsuits as small private companies, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by the Mount Lemmon Fire District that the federal law […]

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Supreme Court rules the government can’t refuse to register trademarks considered offensive; ruling leaves questions, says Rose Law Group intellectual property attorney Jeremy Kapteyn

Posted by   /  June 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Redskins declare victory after Asian-American band wins challenge to disparagement ban By Josh Gerstein | POLITICO he Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the federal government’s practice of refusing to register trademarks that officials deem to be offensive on racial, religious or similar grounds. The justices ruled, 8-0, in favor of Simon Tam, the front man for […]

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Tesla gets dealer license in legal victory

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

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times Multiple attempts in the Legislature to amend state law so Tesla Motors could sell its electric cars directly to Arizona consumers were unsuccessful, but it turns it that they weren’t necessary in the first place. Thanks to a dealer license granted last year by the Arizona Department of […]

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Tempe taxpayers may pay for homeless camp fire that damaged museum; Adam Martinez, chairman of Rose Law Group Real Estate Litigation Department, comments

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

Adam Martinez, chairman of real estate litigation for the Rose Law Group, comments By Ryan Randazzo and Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Tempe taxpayers may have to pay $356,000 for damage to the Historical Society Museum caused by a homeless campfire that ignited in Papago Park last year. The state, which owns the museum, filed […]

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After jolt from indictments, APS cuts ties with lobbying firm

Posted by   /  June 16, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Arizona Public Service Co. has powered off its relationship with a prominent consulting firm after one of its top lobbyists was indicted in federal court for his alleged part in what federal prosecutors say was a bribery scheme. Since the indictments, Jim Norton has stepped away from the […]

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