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High Court nominee Kavanaugh will likely doom independent redistricting in Az

Justice Anthony Kennedy was the lone swing vote who saved democracy from the partisan lust of the Arizona Legislature. Trump's nominee Kavanaugh fits nicely in the Originalist Bloc that will swing the power to control elections back to Phoenix. ... Read more»1

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»

It’s a fact: Supreme Court errors aren't hard to find

A review adds fuel to a longstanding worry about the nation’s highest court: The justices can botch the truth, sometimes in cases of great import.... Read more»

Conservative justices skeptical in cross-border shooting case

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday expressed skepticism about reviving a lawsuit filed by the family of a Mexican teenager against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot the 15-year-old from across the border in Texas in 2010.... Read more»

Supreme Court case could devastate public worker unions, advocates say

A Supreme Court case argued Monday could significantly weaken government unions across the country. If the justices rule in favor of the plaintiffs every state in the country will essentially become a “right-to-work” state, where employees who choose not to belong to a public union won’t have to give it fees of any kind. ... Read more»

Az advocates vow continuing fight as Supreme Court OKs gay marriage

As the Supreme Court ruled states cannot deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, activists in Arizona were sharply split. "Big picture, this isn’t the final word on marriage," said a spokesman for the right-wing Center for Arizona Policy, while a member of the College Democrats said "the fight for equality doesn’t end here at all, this isn’t the moment we get complacent."... Read more»1

High court grills both sides in Arizona redistricting case

Supreme Court justices grilled both sides in the Arizona Legislature's challenge of a voter-approved redistricting commission. Opponents say the Constitution give the job of redistricting to lawmakers, but some justices argued that ultimate legislative power belongs to voters.... Read more»4

Gay marriage supporters urge AG to stop defending Az’s ban

Delivering more than 5,000 petition signatures in a little red wagon, supporters of gay marriage called for Attorney General Tom Horne to drop his defense of the state's ban. A spokeswoman says Horne's office is required to defend Arizona's laws against lawsuits. ... Read more»

Supreme Court justices earn quarter million on the side

Nearly all Supreme Court justices reported earning thousands for teaching and book royalties beyond their federal salaries.... Read more»

Supreme Court strikes down Az voter registration restrictions

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot require documentation of U.S. citizenship from voters who submit a standard registration form under the federal "Motor Voter" law. The 7-2 decision was written by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.... Read more»8

'Obamacare'

Supreme Court upholds health care reform

On a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act, boosting health care reform in a dramatic victory for President Barack Obama in an election year. (with complete ruling)... Read more»

Az voter ID opponents ask court to uphold earlier ruling

Opponents of Arizona’s voter identification law asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to let a lower court decision take effect that would end the state’s requirement of proof of citizenship for voter registration.... Read more»1

Pardon attorney torpedoes plea for presidential mercy

The case of rejected presidential pardon applicant Clarence Aaron illuminates the extraordinary, secretive powers wielded by the Office of the Pardon Attorney, the branch of the Justice Department that reviews commutation requests.... Read more»

Cook execution stayed by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution to Daniel Wayne Cook on Monday.... Read more»

Supreme Court questions Clean Elections funding triggers

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts tried his hand at "gotcha" questioning as the high court Monday heard its first lawsuit regarding public financing of political campaigns since the 1970s. Arguments were heard on a challenge to Arizona's Clean Elections system.... Read more»

Long road to Supreme Court decision on health law

The HCLSC – health care litigation spin cycle – is in overdrive now that a Reagan-appointed federal judge has strongly signaled in court that he is very likely to follow a George W. Bush appointee who struck down the individual mandate at the heart of the new health care law.... Read more»