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Report: Gay rights gain ground, but Arizona, other states, still fall short

It’s been a good couple of years for LGBT rights in America, but Arizona has a long way to go in basic quality for gay people, according to a recent Human Rights Campaign report.... Read more»

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Lawyers for Texas talk strategy for Supreme Court immigration hearing

As he prepares to make his fifth trip to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in perhaps his most high-profile case to date, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller is confident he and his team will prevail and stop President Obama's immigration plan from taking effect.... Read more»

Activists sue Texas over law making it a felony to harbor undocumented immigrants

Taking aim at a new Texas law making it a state felony to harbor undocumented immigrants, the national civil rights group MALDEF announced Monday that it is suing the state.... Read more»

Factchecking Ted Cruz on birthright citizenship

Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump have all wrongly attacked rival Ted Cruz for flip-flopping on birthright citizenship since his run for Senate in 2011. ... Read more»

Supreme Court will review immigration lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will review a lawsuit over the legality of President Obama's executive orders, announced 14 months ago, that would protect millions of immigrants from deportation. ... Read more»

Supreme Court delays taking up Obama immigration case

A lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration was not among the cases the U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear, leaving in limbo two programs that could shield millions of unauthorized immigrants, including parents of legal residents and U.S. citizens from deportation.... Read more»1

Factchecking the sixth Republican debate

In the final GOP debate before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, candidates spun some old and new points.... Read more»

2016 could be a showdown year for reproductive rights

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception. ... Read more»

Supreme Court case could devastate public worker unions, advocates say

A Supreme Court case argued Monday could significantly weaken government unions across the country. If the justices rule in favor of the plaintiffs every state in the country will essentially become a “right-to-work” state, where employees who choose not to belong to a public union won’t have to give it fees of any kind. ... Read more»

Goldwater Institute lawyer named to Arizona Supreme Court

Clint Bolick has never served as a judge, but the next justice of Arizona's highest court isn't a stranger to appellate courtrooms. As an attorney for the right-wing Goldwater Insitute, he's argued before the state and U.S. supreme courts.... Read more»

Supreme Court scrutinizes GOP challenge to Arizona legislative map

U.S. Supreme Court justices today weighed a challenge to Arizona’s legislative districts, which claims the maps systematically deprived Republican, non-minority voters of one person, one vote protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.... Read more»

Hispanic voter clout imperiled by Texas case before Supreme Court

The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the United States could be blunted by a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in which two voters backed by a conservative group are challenging the way Texas draws electoral districts. ... Read more»

Supreme Court to hear Arizona redistricting case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether Arizona’s redistricting commission illegally diluted the voting power of nearly two million Arizonans – specifically Republicans and non-minority voters – when the commission redrew the state’s legislative districts in 2011.... Read more»

Trent Franks leads GOP's latest legal attack on Obamacare

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, led 45 other House Republicans Wednesday who filed a legal brief in support of the latest challenge to Obamacare, which the lawmakers claim is unconstitutional.... Read more»

High court denies Texas 30-day extension in immigration case

The Obama administration won a small but significant battle on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied Texas’ request for an extra 30 days to respond to the White House’s petition for review of a controversial immigration case.... Read more»

Death by lethal injection: A reading guide

Is lethal injection the most humane method of execution? Is there another way? Should we eliminate the death penalty altogether? Here’s some of the best reporting on the practice. ... Read more»

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