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Voter ID laws

Report details growth potential for Latino votes in Texas

As Texas readies for a battle against the Department of Justice over the state’s voter ID law, Latinos — who opponents of the law say will be most affected — have the potential to increase the state’s voter rolls by more than 2 million people.... Read more»

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Supreme Court ruling may fuel challenges to SB 1070

As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to uphold certain provisions of SB 1070, a recent ruling has opened the door for opponents of the law to make new arguments against it no matter what the court rules.... Read more»

Justice Dep't probes alleged Wal-Mart bribery in Mexico

Shares in the retailing behemoth Wal-Mart have continued to slide as the likelihood appears to grow that the company will face legal recompense for its alleged actions in Mexico.... Read more»

Feds file criminal charges in BP Gulf oil spill

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed criminal charges alleging that a former BP employee destroyed critical evidence in the early days of the Gulf oil spill.... Read more»

Advocates seek federal victims’ rights amendment

A proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution would give victims the right to speak at any plea or sentencing hearing, to be given reasonable notice of the release or escape of the person who harmed them and to restitution.... Read more»1

Arizona v. United States

Primer: SB 1070 heads to Supreme Court this week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in State of Arizona v. United States, which challenges the authority of a state to enact its own immigration enforcement laws.... Read more»

Beer, wine wholesalers push for voter ID laws

Beer and wine wholesalers have pumped substantial cash into the campaigns of several American Legislative Exchange Council politicians who have sponsored voter ID bills in their states.... Read more»

Az joins antitrust suit against Apple, publishers

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers Wednesday, alleging that they colluded over e-book pricing, according to The Washington Post.... Read more»

Opinion

What's at stake if Supreme Court rules for SB 1070?

If the Supreme Court gives its blessing to SB 1070, the nation will return to a time of deep division, likely cleaved once again along regional lines.... Read more»7

Factcheck

Obama eats his words on health care law

President Obama is being forced to modify his absurdly wrong claim that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to strike down the new health care law.... Read more»

Feds, Az Corrections settle sex harassment charges

The Arizona Department of Corrections will award a female correctional officer $182,500 to settle allegations of sexual harassment by her co-workers from 2005 to 2008, the Department of Justice announced.... Read more»

Men plead not guilty to child pornography charges

Two Tucson men have pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges in unrelated cases, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.... Read more»

Fast & Furious

Report: Officials allowed ‘gun-walking’ for years in Az

Operation Fast and Furious was the fourth “gun–walking” investigation run by the ATF in the Phoenix area, according to a congressional report released Tuesday. The four operations began in 2006 and let roughly 2,800 firearms walk into the hands of drug cartels and other criminals.... Read more»

Grijalva urges federal probe into decision on TUSD's MAS program

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Tucson, sent a letter Monday to federal education officials asking for an investigation into whether state law violates national standards in targeting TUSD’s Mexican American Studies program.... Read more»5

Perfume vendor with Az ties gets 20 years for aiding cartel

A federal judge Friday sentenced a Texas perfume vendor with Arizona connections to nearly 20 years in prison for his involvement in a money-laundering scheme that prosecutors said aided the Sinaloa cartel.... Read more»

Federal judges question conduct of Tucson prosecutor

A U.S. appeals court panel criticized a Tucson federal prosecutor who it said “presented a falsified version” of testimony in a drug-smuggling case to make the defendant look as if she had lied on the stand.... Read more»

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