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Supreme Court sides with Mt. Lemmon firefighters in age-bias lawsuit

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that two Arizona firefighters can sue the Mount Lemmon Fire District for age discrimination after being laid off when they were the oldest employees in the department.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

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 rejects challenge to Arizona’s death penalty law

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to the way Arizona decides which criminals can be sentenced to death, a process critics say is so broad that virtually every convicted murderer is eligible for execution.... Read more»

Az advocates react as court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

Arizona pro-choice advocates hailed Monday’s ruling by the Supreme Court that said Texas’ restrictions on abortion clinics are unconstitutional, calling the decision a “significant victory for women in Arizona.”... Read more»

Supreme Court upholds 'one person, one vote' in Texas case

In a unanimous decision released Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold Texas' current system for drawing legislative districts so that they are roughly equal in population. ... Read more»1

Supreme Court: Texas can enforce voter ID law

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion Saturday morning removing the last traces of uncertainty over whether voter ID can be enforced in the upcoming elections. ... Read more»

Hobby Lobby ruling geared to ‘closely held’ firms, but what is that?

The Supreme Court’s decision on contraceptives and employer health plans could affect companies and workers far beyond Hobby Lobby and the other plaintiffs. But nobody seems to know how far. ... Read more»

Supreme Court ruling frees Az from advance federal OK of voting laws

Arizona will no longer have to get prior federal government approval for state voting changes, after the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key component of the Voting Rights Act. A sharply divided court said the part of the law that required nine states, including Arizona, to get advance permission for voting changes had outlived its need and that it unconstitutionally singled out some states for harsher treatment than others.... Read more»1

Supreme Court: Sec. 4 of Voting Rights Act unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, striking down a key part of a landmark Civil Rights-era law that protected voters from discrimination. The decision covers Arizona's election laws.... Read more»2

'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»

Supreme Court's SB 1070 decision could come at end of June

Court watchers predict the long-awaited decisions on health care and Arizona immigration cases will likely be decided by the end of June.... 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»