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Deadlocked court leaves thousands of immigrants in limbo

A 4-4 tie by the U.S. Supreme Court justices leaves two programs created to protect thousands of immigrants from deportation remain on hold. ... Read more»2

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear immigrant detention dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether immigrants detained for more than six months by the U.S. government while deportation proceedings take place are eligible for a hearing in which they can argue for their release. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Full disclosure: Clean Elections measure needs work to push transparency

A citizen's initiative to change state law to — get this — require disclosure and clean up the state's elections faces a big hurdle: getting on the ballot. The idea of disclosure is pretty frickin' simple and would seem to be the bare minimum in an advanced democracy. However, in Arizona even criminal scandal-gates surrounding buying favors aren't enough to rouse action. ... Read more»

U.S. Supreme Court reverses Arizona high court in death-row case

An Arizona death row inmate could get another chance to challenge his sentence in a 2001 murder, after the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday overturned a ruling by Arizona’s high court.... Read more»

Justice Dep't asks for hold on court sanctions in immigration case

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed an emergency motion to stop sanctions imposed by a federal judge in Texas that included mandated ethics classes for federal prosecutors, as part of ongoing litigation over immigration policy. ... Read more»

Five years later, Texas voter ID suit still moving forward

Texas’ five-year-old voter identification law — among the nation's strictest — will face a fresh round of probing Tuesday in a long-winding lawsuit that may ultimately end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Federal judge orders ethics classes for Justice Dep't attorneys

The Brownsville-based judge who halted President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration has decided that ethics classes are in order for the attorneys who defended the policy.... Read more»

Supreme Court sends contraception case back to lower courts, demands compromise

The Supreme Court unraveled an appeal Monday by religious nonprofits that do not want to complete insurance forms about their objections to covering contraception for employees. ... Read more»

ACLU alleges Tucson police unconstitutionally detain immigrants

After reviewing more than a year's worth of Tucson police records, the ACLU said that officers were prolonging traffic stops to investigate drivers' immigration status by holding them until Border Patrol agents arrive, violating the civil rights of immigrants and the department's own policies.... Read more»1

Supreme Court upholds Arizona legislative districts

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the state legislative districts in Arizona drawn by an independent commission, rebuffing complaints that the electoral maps diminished the clout of Republican voters.... Read more»3

Texas tells Supreme Court state has right to stop immigration action

The state of Texas’ final and most important argument against President Obama’s immigration plan was interrupted just seconds after it began on Monday by one of the more liberal justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Thousands rally as high court hears deferred action case

Arizonans were among the thousands who rallied outside the Supreme Court Monday as justices considered a challenge by 26 states, including Arizona, to the Obama administration’s deferred deportation policies.... Read more»

In Tucson, Supreme Court immigration decision will come down to families

Two women, who recently faced the separation of their families through deportation, voice their support of two executive immigration policies under review by the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments Monday. ... Read more»

Full transcript: Supreme Court hears deferred action case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case over the Obama administration's DACA and DAPA deferred action programs, which provide work permits and protection from immediate deportation.... Read more»

Supreme Court hears DACA case affecting 137K Arizonans

When the Supreme Court on Monday hears a Texas challenge to the Obama administration’s deferred deportation programs, the fates of 137,000 people in Arizona – and millions in the U.S. – will be riding on the outcome.... Read more»

Goldwater launches suit vs. Pima County balloon deal; officials mum

A rightwing lobbying group has sued Pima County over its backing of the high-altitude technology firm World View. Although officials had blasted back a week before when the Goldwater Institute floated the prospect of suing, the county maintained radio silence after the filing.... Read more»

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