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Appeals courts offer conflicting rulings on federal health subsidies

A three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit threw the fate of an important part of the Affordable Care Act into doubt Tuesday. Meanwhile, just an hour later, a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals came to the opposite conclusion – upholding the federal subsidies.... Read more»

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Texas cities pushing back on border surge

City Councilwoman Heidi Thiess of League City swung into action shortly after she saw media reports of Central American children sleeping in detention centers along the Texas-Mexico border. She wrote a resolution barring any immigrant from being housed on an emergency basis in her city. A handful of Texas communities have followed suit.... Read more»

Faith in values

Hobby Lobby's win is a loss for religious liberty

When for-profit corporations get the same privileges that have historically been given to religious groups that feed the hungry and care for the sick, religion itself is cheapened and devalued.... Read more»

Colombia: Prospering economy overshadows thousands of political prisoners

As business booms, at least 4,000 political prisoners remain jailed, often for social activism.... 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»

Obama and executive overreach

The issue of executive overreach from President Obama was debated on “Fox News Sunday,” but on two issues, the rhetoric outpaced the facts.... Read more»

High court will hear church’s challenge to Gilbert’s sign ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider a Gilbert church’s claim that the town’s sign ordinance discriminates against religious speech by placing stricter regulations on church signs than on other non-commercial signs.... Read more»

ACLU files another complaint vs. TPD over SB 1070 enforcement

The ACLU has filed a second claim against the Tucson Police Department over enforcement of SB 1070. At issue is whether police officers had a reasonable suspicion to call for an immigration check on Jesus Reyes Sepulveda during a traffic stop in January 2014.... Read more»

Hobby Lobby decision may not be last word on birth control coverage

State laws and an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling may come into play.... Read more»

Az advocates hail, condemn Supreme Court ruling on contraception

Reaction was swift to the Supreme Court’s ruling that businesses cannot be forced to provide workers’ contraceptive coverage, if it conflicts with the owners’ religious beliefs. Supporters hailed it as a victory for religious rights, while opponents saw it as a setback for women’s rights.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Re-establishing religious liberty post-Hobby Lobby

Federal and state lawmakers must ensure that religious liberty is not used as a force to discriminate or impose costs on others.... Read more»1

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby on birth control

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that at least some for-profit corporations may not be required to provide contraceptives if doing so violates the owners’ religious beliefs.... Read more»

No warrant, no problem: How the gov't can get your digital data

The government isn’t allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day.... 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»

Double murderer gets chance to challenge death sentence

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court’s ruling that convicted murderer Michael Murdaugh should be allowed a new hearing on his death sentence. Arizona argued courts went “far beyond” the law in ordering a new hearing for Murdaugh, who beat two men to death and dismembered one.... Read more»1

High court: Az man can sue medical manufacturer

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a medical device manufacturer’s appeal of a lower court ruling that said an Arizona man could sue the company for claims that its device left him paralyzed below the waist. Medtronic had argued that federal rules pre-empted the state-law suit.... Read more»

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