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Court won’t reconsider ruling OKing driver’s licenses for DACA recipients

A divided federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its April 2016 ruling that Arizona cannot deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, despite dissenting judges saying the court should address “a fundamental question of presidential power.”... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

GOP challenge to Tucson elections goes South, again

It didn't take Nostradamus to foresee an 11-judge federal court panel upholding Tucson's hybrid election system and cashiering Tucson Republicans' hopes for a court fix to their political woes. When it comes to equal protection, all Tucson voters are equally privileged or equally screwed, the judges ruled.... Read more»

Tucson’s hybrid city elections upheld by full 9th Circuit

A federal appeals court reaffirmed Tucson’s hybrid city election system, rejecting Republican claims that it violates the one-person, one-vote principle. The full 9th Circuit said Tucson's elections – in which Council members are nominated by ward and run at-large in the general election – is allowed under the federal system that “permits ‘innovation and experimentation.’”... Read more»1

Death row inmate gets new hearing over Miranda rights claim

A federal appeals court ordered a lower court to consider whether an Arizona death row inmate’s trial for the 1990 sex assault and murder of an 8-year-old girl may have been tainted by the actions of a Phoenix police detective.... Read more»

Court: FBI can’t be sued for failing to warn Arivaca family of home invasion

A federal appeals court said Wednesday the FBI cannot be held liable for failing to tip Pima County police to a home invasion by a border militia group that killed an Arivaca man and his 9-year-old daughter.... Read more»

Court rejects request to remove judge in Tucson death-penalty case

A federal appeals court Friday rejected an Arizona death row inmate’s request that a judge recuse herself from his carjacking-murder case because her own father was murdered in a carjacking close to 40 years ago.... Read more»

Loughner doesn't want psych interviews videotaped

Accused Jan. 8 shooter Jared Lee Loughner told a prison psychologist that he doesn't want interviews with her videotaped, even as his lawyers are seeking a court order to have such examinations recorded.... Read more»1

Appeals court weighs continued forced medication for Loughner

Should accused Jan. 8 shooter Jared Lee Loughner continue to be medicated against his will, even though no court has ordered him forcibly drugged? The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on that question Tuesday.... Read more»