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Secretary of State doesn’t have to update voter registrations

Posted by   /  September 19, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Judge says it would cause chaos so soon before the November election to change registrations A federal judge refused to order Secretary of State Michele Reagan to immediately update voter registration addresses of 384,000 Arizonans who moved since the last election, reports Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times. But Judge James Teilborg […]

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Oregon judge throws out lawsuit filed by horse against former owner

Posted by   /  September 19, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Equine News  /  No Comments

  ABC News A horse is a horse of course, but he can’t be a plaintiff and sue his neglectful owner – which is apparently something that needed to be said. A judge in Oregon tossed out the lawsuit filed on behalf of a horse named Justice (yes, you read that right) against his owner […]

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[COLUMN] Sen. Jeff Flake throws Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser under the bus

Posted by   /  September 19, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By EJ Montini | Arizona Republic Opinion: He talked tough again. And that seems to be all he’s going to do. Talk. Again. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Sen. Jeff Flake has folded…again. His tough talk apparently is just that. Talk. Again. When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with […]

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Court: Bartenders, waiters entitled to higher pay for non-tipped work

Posted by   /  September 19, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

  By Brenden Campbell | Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Arizona bars and restaurants cannot pay tipped employees less than minimum wage for doing work that does not directly generate tips, a decision that one attorney called “a game changer.” The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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Supreme Court move could spur more dark-money disclosure

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Josh Gerstein and Maggie Severns | POLITICO A Supreme Court action Tuesday struck a blow to a conservative group’s effort to shield its donors and could lead to more disclosure of who funds so-called dark money groups. The court’s unexpected action quickly set off a scramble among Washington operatives to change the way […]

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Farmers thought they had 20 years to use groundwater as they wished – maybe not anymore

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

  By Dale Kasler | The Sacramento Bee California farmers are laboring under a daunting edict: They must stop over-pumping groundwater from beneath their ranches. The saving grace is that state law gives them more than 20 years to do it. Now, however, a landmark court ruling could force many farmers to curb their groundwater […]

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[OPINION] Arizona Supreme Court opens inquiry into whether Invest in Ed vote was leaked (read: to Gov. Ducey)

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic Opinion: Did Gov. Doug Ducey get the inside scoop on the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to toss Invest in Ed off the ballot? If not, why bother with an inquiry? (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The Arizona Supreme Court has launched an informal inquiry into […]

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Children’s best interest trumps parental rights, state Supreme Court says; analysis provided by Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law, Kaine Fisher

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic A judge’s decision that it was in the best interest of two children for their mother to lose parental rights was correct, the state Supreme Court found, reversing an earlier decision that such a move was based on shaky facts. The unanimous ruling last week made clear that […]

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Brnovich to investigate cell phone tracking

Posted by   /  September 17, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying consumer privacy is being invaded, state Attorney General Mark Brnovich has launched an inquiry into whether a major tech firm is violating the rights of Arizona residents by tracking their movements and activities through their cell phones – even after the users think they’ve […]

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Charles Koch Foundation is spending big on an ASU criminal justice center. Why?

Posted by   /  September 17, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

  The most recent donation is one of a series of controversial grants made to University programs By Mia Armstrong | The State Press In July, ASU announced the Charles Koch Foundation had awarded a $6.5 million grant to fund the newly minted Academy for Justice, a research coalition based out of the University’s Sandra […]

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