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Confusion in the lower courts could mean the Supreme Court will have to take up this issue again to clarify how its new test should be applied.

Gun regulations preventing domestic abusers from possessing firearms were shot down on Thursday at the Fifth Circuit not because modern society deems them unnecessary but because the founding generation did. Read more»

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 loosened some restrictions on the pill mifepristone, allowing it to be dispensed by more pharmacies.

Missouri’s new attorney general, leading a coalition of conservative states, on Wednesday sent a warning letter to pharmacy giants Walgreens and CVS saying that a plan to mail abortion pills is both illegal and unsafe. Read more»

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsel Robert Hur, a former top federal prosecutor in Baltimore, to oversee the Biden documents probe.

FBI agents searched President Joe Biden’s beach home in Rehoboth, Delaware, on Wednesday, as part of a probe by the Department of Justice into the potential mishandling of classified records - done with “the president’s full support and cooperation.” Read more»

A voter drops a ballot at the Maricopa County ballot drop box outside the county juvenile court, where several intimidation incidents were reported.

House municipal oversight and elections committee Republicans unanimously pushed through four bills Wednesday evening that they say will improve the integrity of Arizona’s elections, while Democrats accused Republicans of pushing false claims of election fraud.. Read more»

Armed vigilantes wearing tactical gear were captured by security cameras on Oct. 21, 2022, outside Maricopa County’s drop box in Mesa.

A federal judge on Friday preliminarily declined to block members of the group Clean Elections USA from gathering within sight of ballot drop boxes following complaints that armed and masked members intimidated potential voters during the 2022 election. Read more»

Arizona is one of several states that rejected top-ticket candidates in the midterms who embraced the false conspiracy theory that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

Democrats' dissent wasn’t enough to stop the Arizona House Municipal Oversight and Elections Committee from passing four Republican-sponsored bills aimed to instill faith in the election process back into voters, whom Republicans say have less trust following recent elections. Read more»

Although the highest number of bystanders who raised concerns about the attacker were direct family members, the report found friends, acquaintances and co-workers were also poised to notice and report worrisome changes in behavior.

A report published by the National Threat Assessment Center found the people closest to individuals who carried out mass murders often sense something is wrong and said "the value of bystander reporting cannot be overstated” when preventing such tragedies. Read more»

The court did not provide a deadline for the government’s input so it is not clear when the justices will make a decision on if they will hear the challenges.

The Supreme Court asked the Biden administration to weigh in on a legal battle between conservative states and social media companies over content moderation laws that sprang up after former President Donald Trump's ban from Twitter and suspension from Facebook. Read more»

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell essentially bowed out of this year’s talks on Tuesday, leaving it at Biden and McCarthy’s feet.

President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders called on the House GOP to “show us their plan,” with lawmakers sharply divided on the debt limit and short on time after the country reached the limit earlier this month. Read more»

Data shows that the unusually wet winter has improved drought conditions in Arizona and other places in the Southwest.

Amid an unusually wet winter and after last summer's strong monsoon, Arizona may be better off than other Southwest states as it continues to battle a 23-year drought - but while the snowpack is high, the Southwest’s reservoirs remain lower than average. Read more»

Former President Donald Trump eventually pardoned his 2016 campaign chair, Paul Manafort, after Mueller's investigation led to Manafort's conviction of eight financial crimes. Manafort's ties to Deripaska are well documented.

Prosecutors accuse a former top FBI counterintelligence agent of having performed opposition investigations on behalf of a Russian oligarch whom Robert Mueller name-checked repeatedly in his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Read more»

Monday marked the first time the justices read their opinions from the bench in over two years. However, Justices Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito were absent for unknown reasons.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the one-year application window for disabled veterans to receive benefits retroactive to their discharge date cannot be extended. Read more»

In 2022, 10 people younger than 25 were elected to state legislative positions across the U.S. Four of them were younger than 20.

The Arizona House government committee will hear a bill this week that supporters say will increase civic engagement and voter turnout in young Arizonans by lowering the minimum age to run for both chambers of the Arizona Legislature from 25 to 18. Read more»

The appeals court ruled that even a narrow reading of the provision represents an 'unconstitutional condition' on federal funds.

A provision of the American Rescue Plan Act which would have prevented states from using pandemic relief funds to offset new tax cuts cannot be enforced and violates the spending clause of the U.S. Constitution, a unanimous panel of the 11th Circuit ruled on Friday. Read more»

The judge wrote that facts were misrepresented and portions of public reports were 'cherry-picked' to support a false factual narrative.

Former President Donald Trump and one of his lawyers were fined nearly $1 million by a federal judge in Florida for bringing a frivolous lawsuit - filed more than five years after their matchup in the 2016 presidential election - against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Read more»

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