Sponsored by
sonia sotomayor

sonia sotomayorRSS

Trump’s bogus ‘catch and release’ statistic

In arguing for border wall funding, President Trump claimed — without any evidence — that only 2 percent of those apprehended crossing the border and released pending immigration hearings appear in court. But administration officials put the figure at about 50 percent, while immigration experts say it is even higher.... Read more»

 1 2 >

Supreme Court reverses case against officer in Tucson police shooting

The Supreme Court reversed a lower court Monday and said a University of Arizona police officer cannot be sued for shooting a woman who refused to drop a knife as she stood in her driveway.... Read more»

Supreme Court orders new sentencing hearings for 5 Arizona teen killers

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Arizona courts to reconsider the life-without-parole sentences handed down to five juveniles who were convicted in separate cases on a total of nine murders and other crimes in the 1990s. ... Read more»

Supreme Court OKs use of lethal-injection drug used in botched Az execution

Use of the drug midazolam in lethal injections does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment, despite its use in botched executions in Arizona and Oklahoma, the Supreme Court ruled this week.... Read more»

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

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»

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»

Some ‘disappointed’ by Supreme Court’s ruling on Indian adoptions

Arizona experts said the Supreme Court’s recent ruling against a Native American father who was fighting to stop his daughter from being adopted may only have “muddied the waters” for future cases.... Read more»1

Sonia Sotomayor courts riches from book deal

When they aren’t busy handing down landmark decisions, professing the law or attending the opera, U.S. Supreme Court Justices can make millions in book deals. The high court’s authors raked in nearly $2 million in publishing advances, appearances and royalties during 2012, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor taking home the lion’s share.... Read more»

D.C. rally demands voting-rights protection in states like Az

Hundreds gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to rally in support of a federal voter-protection law that governs mostly Southern states with a history of discrimination, including Arizona.... Read more»

Immigration advocates happy at inaugural mention, eager for action

Latino groups, citing the mention of immigration reform and the prominent role Hispanics played in Monday's inauguration, said they are optimistic that President Barack Obama can move beyond words to action in his second term - and impatient for that to happen. ... Read more»1

Obama sworn in Sunday, before inaugural ceremonies

President Barack Obama was officially sworn into office on Sunday shortly before noon per constitutional mandate, in a small ceremony at the White House.... Read more»

'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 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»

Opinion

Doomed to repeat history

Opinion: Spend a week listening to the right, and you'll think the founders were all modern-day Tea Partiers. It's enough to make you think they're just making it up as they go along. Yet the reality is even worse. When the right's view of the Constitution was ascendant 75 years ago, basic protections such as a restriction on child labor were declared unconstitutional.... Read more»

Comic: SB 1070: Constitutionality

See you in Court!

Gov. Brewer, can you spell U-N-C-O-N-S-T-I-T-U-T-I-O-N-A-L? Don't spend too much taxpayer money on this fight, please.... Read more»

 1 2 >