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Small businesses, Goldwater Institute win fight over Chandler’s sign codes

Posted by   /  August 30, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal Three small businesses and the Goldwater Institute have won a battle over sign codes in Chandler. The city of Chandler has rewritten its sign code in response to a First Amendment lawsuit brought by three local businesses. The businesses, which were represented by the Goldwater Institute, have agreed […]

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Indian Child Welfare Act harms Native American children through separate and unequal set of rules, new Goldwater Institute paper argues

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

Goldwater Institute Phoenix—A federal law intended to protect Native American children does more harm than good because its substandard rules deny them equal protection, a new Goldwater Institute paper explains. In the paper, Escaping the ICWA Penalty Box: In Defense of Equal Protection for Indian Children, Goldwater Institute Vice President for Litigation Timothy Sandefur delves into […]

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Mark Flatten: Digging deep for decades to let in the sunshine

Posted by   /  July 31, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Cap Times Q&A The Goldwater Institute’s Mark Flatten has spent more than three decades as a reporter, mostly in Arizona, where he worked primarily for the East Valley Tribune. It’s there that Flatten began to make a name for himself as an investigative reporter. Now at Goldwater, Flatten […]

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Goldwater Institute sues Santa Fe over nonprofits speech ordinance

Posted by   /  July 30, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Independent The Goldwater Institute, acting on behalf of the New Mexico-based Rio Grande Foundation, has filed a civil-rights lawsuit challenging a Santa Fe, N.M., ordinance that requires non-profit organizations to turn over confidential information about their donors whenever they spend more than $250 in supporting or opposing a ballot initiative. Arguing that the […]

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Goldwater Institute report: City courts levy fines at taxpayer expense

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

By Devin Conley | Cronkite News ity courts in Arizona have a conflict of interest that costs taxpayers, according to a Goldwater Institute report that says municipal judges are motivated to levy fines and fees to keep courts operating. The research group examined revenue and expenses for 12 municipal courts and found Tempe, Scottsdale and Paradise […]

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Goldwater Institute sues Peoria over Huntington University

Posted by   /  October 13, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Philip Haldiman | Independent Newsmedia The Goldwater Institute is suing Peoria, claiming the city is giving away more than $2.5 million in taxpayer money to Huntington University and its landlord in the form of subsidies. The suit claims Huntington received $1.9 million as an incentive for the university to locate in Peoria, and the […]

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Goldwater Institute Sues City of Scottsdale for Targeting Farmers Market Signs

Posted by   /  October 5, 2016  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

NEWS RELEASE (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Contact: Maxwell Rehbein at (602) 633-8998 ext. 739 Phoenix—Represented by lawyers with the Goldwater Institute, today Scottsdale, Ariz., businesswoman Aaron Shearer filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Scottsdale’s ordinances that regulate signs. Ms. Shearer, owner of Green Bee farmers market, argues […]

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