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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»

Appeals court: Give driver's licenses to deferred action recipients

The 9th Circuit Court on Monday ordered that Arizona provide driver’s licenses to recipients of deferred action from deportation — those commonly known as “Dreamers.” Saying that the state’s policy appears to be motivated by animosity to the young immigrants, the court ordered an injunction blocking Gov. Brewer’s 2012 executive order.... Read more»

Appeals court orders another look at 1980 murder of UA student

A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered a new hearing for the confessed killer of 22-year-old Laura Webster, saying Scott Clabourne’s attorney failed to challenge the admissibility of his confession. Clabourne and two other men were convicted in the 1980 murder of the UA student, who they met at the Green Dolphin bar in Tucson.... Read more»

Supreme Court delays decision on Az death-row case — again

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to say whether or not it will hear an appeal of an Arizona murder case – taking a pass on the case as it had the previous 12 times the justices “conferenced” on cases.... Read more»

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