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Arizona must issue driver's licenses to Dreamers

A federal judge has ordered the state to begin issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants, known as Dreamers, starting next Monday.... Read more»

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Supreme Court refuses to block driver's licenses for Dreamers

In a brief judgement, Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to block a stay by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that requires Arizona to give young immigrants driver’s licenses.... Read more»

Brewer appeals to Supreme Court over licenses for Dreamers

Gov. Jan. Brewer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a legal process that is set to result in driver’s licenses being issued to people who have been granted deferred action from deportation by the federal government.... Read more»2

Az Dreamers one step closer to driver's licenses

The 9th Circuit Court refused Gov. Jan Brewer’s request to delay a ruling that struck down Arizona’s bar on issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants who have been granted deferred action status. The latest move by the courts means those “Dreamers” will likely be eligible for licenses in a week.... Read more»

Court: Az must give driver's licenses to Dreamers

Thousands of young adults known as “Dreamers” may be able to get driver’s licenses in Arizona after a federal appeals court rejected Monday a request by the state for a new hearing. In doing so, the full 9th Circuit affirmed a July ruling that Arizona illegally denied licenses to those who fall under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.... Read more»

Pima County issuing licenses after judge OKs gay marriage in Az

A federal judge has ruled that Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. State Attorney General Tom Horne said county clerks of court can “issue licenses for same-sex marriages immediately.” Pima County began doing so Friday morning.... Read more»3

Appeals court upholds conviction in Flagstaff police officer’s murder

The court rejected Eric Michael Clark’s argument that lawyers did not push his claims of mental incompetence aggressively enough. Clark, who thought aliens had invaded Flagstaff at the time of the 2000 shooting, needed years of treatment before he was able to stand trial.... Read more»

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Taste the rainbow, Arizona

The 9th Circuit has ruled that laws banning gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada are “impermissible gender discrimination.”... Read more»

A life-and-death struggle for asylum in America

Teens’ tortured road to asylum in America. Lawyers and feds are scrambling to unravel the truth from kids fleeing Central America.... Read more»

9th Circuit tosses gay marriage bans, ruling covers Arizona

A day after bans on gay marriage fell in other parts of the country when the Supreme Court declined to hear appeals, the 9th Circuit has ruled that such laws in Idaho and Nevada are “impermissible gender discrimination.” That ruling will impact Arizona’s constitutional prohibition against same-sex marriage.... Read more»1

Gay marriage supporters wait on 9th Circuit after Supreme Court move

Supporters of gay marriage said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision against reviewing appellate court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage in several states is a sign that Arizona’s ban may not stand much longer.... Read more»

Arizona back on Supreme Court calendar

The Supreme Court term begins Monday and, as in recent years, Arizona will be arguing cases before the justices in this term. Two Arizona cases have already been accepted by the court for argument and several others are in the pipeline, a level of activity unusual for a state Arizona’s size.... Read more»

High court sides with insurer in lawsuit involving ownership of car in accident

An attorney for insurance giant State Farm said a case by the company “should give Arizonans a better understanding of how their insurance works when conducting a direct sale.” The Arizona Supreme Court ruled the company is allowed to press a claim over whether a vehicle’s ownership was transferred before a 2008 collision.... Read more»

Deferred action: Two years on, state responses vary

Life for those who have received deferred action in deportation cases varies dramatically depending on where they live. In Arizona they can’t get a driver’s license or in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.... Read more»

Court revives death-row inmate’s complaint that prison read his mail

A federal appeals court Monday ordered a new hearing for an Arizona death-row inmate who said prison officials violated his constitutional right to counsel by reading a letter he sent to his attorney. Scott Nordstrom was convicted in a 1996 murder spree that killed six at Tucson’s Moon Smoke Shop and Fire Fighters Union Hall.... Read more»

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Jan Brewer's dream car

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Arizona cannot deny driver’s licenses to those with deferred action immigration status. This is essentially Gov. Jan Brewer’s worst nightmare: young, educated Latinos with the same rights and protections under the law as other human beings.... Read more»

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