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Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status.... Read more»

New Senate likely to resume torrid pace of judicial confirmations

Democrats are gearing up for change in Washington after their surge in the midterm elections, but there’s at least one area where Republicans will still hold the upper hand – judicial nominations.... Read more»

McSally appointed to McCain's Senate seat

Martha McSally will be a U.S. senator after all. The Republicans' losing candidate in November's election will be sent back to D.C. to the upper chamber, taking the seat formerly held by John McCain, and ever-so briefly by Jon Kyl.... Read more»

Kyl resigning from Senate on Dec. 31; Ducey to appoint again

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain in September, will leave office at the end of the year, and Gov. Ducey will again appoint a Republican to the Senate.... Read more»

McSally, Sinema trade barbs, stress voting records during their only Senate debate

In a debate peppered with accusations of lying and treason, Senate candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema took shots at each other in their only public debate of the 2018 election, each calling out the other’s voting record as proof that the other candidate is not a true representative of Arizona.... Read more»1

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Kavanaugh's confirmation was secured back when Dems couldn't be bothered

The time to stop Kavanaugh was never 2018. It was 2016. It was 2014. It was 2012. Those elections created the GOP Senate majority. Persistence trumps resistance, and just showing up is half the battle.... Read more»1

Flake votes to move ahead with Kavanaugh, demands FBI probe

After a sleepless night wrestling with “lingering doubt” over sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake orchestrated a surprise plan Friday to advance the nomination but delay it for an FBI probe.... Read more»

Maricopa prosecutor takes center stage in questioning of Ford

Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell took center stage at the Judiciary Committee, carefully probing a “terrified” Christine Blasey Ford about her charge that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teens.... Read more»1

Flake: Threat to 'take out' family over stance on Kavanaugh

Sen. Jeff Flake and his family should be "taken out" over his "interrupting our president" in the hearings over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a caller told the office of the Arizona Republican.... Read more»

Despite thin record on Native law, tribes wary of Kavanaugh nomination

Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.... Read more»1

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Once & future Sen. Kyl is a dicey proposition for Team MAGA

Jon Kyl is a throwback conservative to the days of counting character, budget slashing and rule of law. Senator, meet Donald Trump, who believes all glory goes to him. I'm not sure how well they are going to fit.... Read more»

Former senator Jon Kyl named as McCain's replacement

Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has been appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain, and will take office this week — but perhaps only for a short time.... Read more»

Kyl to help shepherd Supreme Court nomination through Senate

The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl had been tapped to act as a “sherpa” to help guide the Supreme Court nomination of U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh through the Senate.... Read more»

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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

Who is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court reading guide

President Trump proposed a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Here, the best reporting to date on the Supreme Court nominee.... Read more»