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[OPINION] Make John McCain proud of the Senate. Demand promises from William Barr on Robert Mueller.

Posted by   /  January 14, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Look to Watergate for the impact a confirmation hearing can have. Elliot Richardson’s commitments led him to resign rather than bow to Nixon’s demands. By Grant Woods | Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Too often in today’s United States Senate, style has become a sad substitute for substance, […]

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Supreme Court ruling has ‘wide ramifications’ in Tucson for border-crossing cases

Posted by   /  January 13, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

  By Curt Prendergast | Arizona Daily Star Federal judges in Tucson are divided on how to interpret a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that put numerous criminal border-crossing cases in jeopardy. But in at least two other cases, judges agreed with strenuous objections from prosecutors that the Supreme Court decision did not apply, U.S. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Nevada Supreme Court’s new female majority makes history

Posted by   /  January 12, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  Las Vegas Assessment-Journal For the primary time in Nevada history, extra ladies than males are on the helm of the state’s highest courtroom. The 2 latest Nevada Supreme Courtroom justices, each ladies, have been sworn in Monday, giving ladies a Four-Three majority on the courtroom. “It’s about time,” Miriam Shearing, the state’s first female […]

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Ducey team asks judge to throw out lawsuit seeking earlier election to fill Senate seat

Posted by   /  January 12, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Gov. Doug Ducey is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit demanding that he call an election — and soon — to fill a U.S. Senate seat following the death of John McCain, rather than let Martha McSally keep the post […]

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Attorney general sues universities over massive ASU real estate deals

Posted by   /  January 10, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Republic  The Arizona attorney general has launched another battle against the state’s public universities, this time over large Arizona State University real estate projects that he says are illegal. Attorney General Mark Brnovich sued the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s universities, in Arizona Tax Court Thursday. He […]

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Judge rules in favor of Florence Copper’s right to mine

Posted by   /  January 9, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Mark Cowling | PinalCentral Florence Copper has a historic right to mine on its property off Hunt Highway, a right it did not lose in the town of Florence’s 2007 zoning ordinance, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled. The ruling comes just as the Florence Copper Project has begun its small-scale […]

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Flagstaff joins Mesa, Scottsdale by preparing for potential tax ban litigation

Posted by   /  January 7, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Adrian Skabellund | Arizona Daily Sun A proposition overwhelmingly passed by voters this past November has cities across the state, including Flagstaff, gearing up for potential litigation. Proposition 126, which passed with 64 percent of the vote statewide and with 55 percent in Coconino County, amended the state constitution to prevent future taxes on […]

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9th Circuit Court to reconsider ruling on Arizona’s ‘ballot harvesting’ ban

Posted by   /  January 6, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A federal appeals court will give Democrats a new chance to argue that an Arizona law banning “ballot harvesting” is illegal. In a brief order, the majority of the judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said they want to review and […]

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WTF(UCT)? Rose Law Group litigation attorney Evan Bolick expects trademark to be upheld

Posted by   /  January 6, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Intellectual Property  /  No Comments

Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump administration’s effort to restrict vulgar trademarks By Richard Wolf | USA TODAY The Supreme Court has been avoiding controversial cases in recent months, but on Friday it agreed to take up a case about a clothing line called “fuct.” At issue is whether the owner of the clothing brand […]

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U.S. chief justice endorses steps to combat harassment within court system

Posted by   /  January 2, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  John Roberts highlighted recommendations, including revising codes of conduct for judges and employees, in year-end report The Guardian U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is using his annual report on the federal judiciary to highlight the steps the branch has taken to combat inappropriate conduct in the workplace. In December 2017, Roberts asked […]

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