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Analysis: Retention elections for Supreme Court?

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz suggested holding retention elections that could knock Supreme Court justices off the bench. Sounds good, right?... Read more»2

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Az redistricting process upheld, changes still possible

The Supreme Court surprised many observers on June 29 by upholding the right of Arizona’s five-member Independent Redistricting Commission to draw congressional districts. But change may still be in order.... 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»

Supreme Court takes up new Arizona redistricting challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up a fresh challenge to a commission in Arizona that draws legislative districts just a day after ruling on a related case.... Read more»

States’ bid to require citizenship proof for federal voters falls short

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from officials in Arizona and Kansas who wanted federal election officials to require proof of citizenship for people registering to vote.... Read more»

Supreme Court upholds Arizona's independent redistricting

Arizona's system of drawing congressional districts with an independent commission rather than the Legislature is constitutional, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday, rejecting a suit filed by lawmakers. The case has a major impact on the Southern Arizona district now represented by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Redistricting win doesn't mask how IRC failed in state races

Great: the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's independent redistricting system. But that commission failed to weaken Fortress Phoenix when it redrew electoral lines — the GOP starts with a majority before the first ballot is even cast. Giving Kyrsten Sinema a shot at Congress was done at the expense of actual competitive districts where they matter most — right here at home.... Read more»3

Convicted ex-congressman Renzi's last-ditch appeal turned down

Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi will continue to serve out his sentence in federal prison for extortion and other charges stemming from a land-swap deal, after the Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal on Monday. Renzi, who represented Arizona's 1st District from 2003 to 2009, was convicted in 2013 on conspiracy, extortion and money laundering charges and is serving a 36-month sentence.... Read more»

Justices nix voter registration restrictions in Az, Kansas

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new case on voter registration in Arizona and Kansas, meaning the two states will not be able to require applicants to show proof of citizenship.... Read more»

High Court puts Texas abortion law on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Texas abortion providers and temporarily put on hold a ruling that would have closed about half of the state’s abortion facilities.... Read more»

Advocates call for release of some LGBT asylum-seekers

A growing number of asylum-seekers are asking for safe haven based on a factor that isn't usually associated with a need to flee one's homeland: gender identity. In the days before the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark gay marriage case, immigrant rights groups were drawing attention to the plight of LGBT immigrants. ... Read more»

Family divided: Congressman, gay son disagree on same-sex marriage

Matt Salmon celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that said same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right. Matt R. Salmon, that is, the gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon, a conservative Republican from Mesa who, unlike his son, opposes same-sex marriage.... Read more»

Az advocates vow continuing fight as Supreme Court OKs gay marriage

As the Supreme Court ruled states cannot deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, activists in Arizona were sharply split. "Big picture, this isn’t the final word on marriage," said a spokesman for the right-wing Center for Arizona Policy, while a member of the College Democrats said "the fight for equality doesn’t end here at all, this isn’t the moment we get complacent."... Read more»1

Obamacare’s next 5 hurdles to clear

Obamacare survived it's second Supreme Court challenge, but it's long term future still isn't ensured.... Read more»

Obamacare ruling spares health care subsidies for 127,000 in Az

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the latest challenge to the ACA and upheld the subsidies that help lower-income Americans get insurance. And estimated 127, 0000 Arizona residents use those subsidies to buy health insurance.... Read more»

Supreme Court: Gay marriage bans are unconstitutional

Handing gay rights advocates a monumental victory, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that marriages between couples of the same sex are constitutional, a decision that overrides the long-standing bans on gay marriage in Texas and other states.... Read more»3

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