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Court – again – puts brakes on administration plan to overturn DACA

A federal appeals court Thursday rejected a Trump administration request to move forward with its plan to end the Obama-era DACA program, saying the deferred deportation plan should stay in effect while legal challenges are pursued.... Read more»

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Appeals court rejects latest challenge to Arizona’s 'ballot harvesting' law

Yet another legal challenge to Arizona’s “ballot harvesting” law was shot down in federal court Wednesday when a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn the law known as HB 2023.... Read more»

Judicial nominee defends tribal law record in low-key Senate hearing

Federal appeals court nominee Eric Miller tried to dispel concerns last week about his record on tribal law, telling a Senate committee that his previous work on behalf of clients did not foretell how he would rule as a judge.... Read more»

Appeals court lets stand death sentence for 1988 murder

Concealing evidence of child abuse from jurors is not enough to overturn death sentence of Michael Apelt, convicted of murdering his wife one day after life insurance policy took effect. ... Read more»

Appeals court rejects challenge to Az ban on delivering ballots

A divided federal appeals court rejected Democratic challenges to two Arizona voting laws Wednesday, upholding a lower court that said the rules put a minimal burden on voters and there was no evidence they were aimed at minority voters.... Read more»

Court: Asylum-seeker in 24-year-old case deserves another hearing

A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board’s decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court’s “glib characterization” that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.... Read more»

Court: Widow waited too long to sue VA for delays in husband’s care

A Navy widow whose husband died from kidney disease cannot sue the Veterans Affairs medical center that delayed his treatment, only to send a letter two weeks after his death urging him to seek immediate care.... Read more»

Court: Former Arizona broadcaster owes millions in taxes on sale

A federal appeals court said that the former owners of Arizona's Slone Broadcasting Co. owe $15 million in taxes on the 2001 sale of their business.... Read more»

Court reverses death sentence in Prescott killing where lawyers ‘utterly failed’

A federal appeals court Wednesday reversed the death sentence given to a Prescott man for the 1987 murder of his lover’s husband in an alleged scheme to collect on the victim’s insurance policy.... Read more»

Court: Inmate can sue state for being forced to work religious holiday

A federal appeals court ruled last week that an Arizona inmate can sue prison officials who he said violated his Christian beliefs by forcing him to work on a religious holiday.... Read more»

Court OKs special prosecutor to fight Arpaio’s push to clear his record

A federal appeals court this week approved the hiring of a special prosecutor to challenge former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s claim that his criminal contempt of court conviction should be vacated after his presidential pardon.... Read more»

Supreme Court voids law allowing deportation in ‘crimes of violence’

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit “crimes of violence” was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as a “promising step forward.”... Read more»

Az DACA recipients claim win after SCOTUS denies appeal on driver’s licenses

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal brought by Arizona to deny DACA recipients from receiving and retaining driver’s licenses, prompting the executive director of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition to declare “justice was served.”... Read more»

Court revives suit by protesters at Border Patrol checkpoint in Arivaca

A federal appeals court ordered a new hearing for Arivaca protesters who said the Border Patrol violated their 1st Amendment rights when they tried to monitor a checkpoint for potential racial profiling.... Read more»

Thousands of refugees came to Arizona in 2016, but fewer arrived last year

President Trump campaigned on a promise of putting America first by scaling back its foreign involvements and pledging to stem the tide of refugees from Syria and elsewhere to address terrorism.... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteer arrested, charged with harboring immigrants

A member of No More Deaths faces a felony charge after he was arrested by Border Patrol agents, just hours after the Tucson humanitarian group released videos showing agents destroying water and food left for those crossing Arizona's deserts. ... Read more»1

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