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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging Arizona’s law that allows juries with just eight members to hear some criminal cases, over the objection of Justice Neil Gorsuch who cited a “mountain of evidence” that 12-member juries should be required in U.S. courts.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to Arizona’s law that allows defendants in serious criminal cases to be tried by a jury of just eight people. Read more»

More than 1,000 people packed sidewalks at the intersection of Congress and Grande Ave. to protest the Supreme Court's decision to undermine Roe v. Wade.

Warring views on abortion made their way into the Senate as Democrats laid out efforts to protect abortion access for all Americans, while Republicans made a case for having the law recognize fetuses in the womb all rights accorded by the 14th Amendment. Read more»

The Supreme Court split on party lines in a ruling that says New York unconstitutionally restricted who can carry a concealed weapon in public, stating "the Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense.” Read more»

From left, Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, both of Arizona, in July, when they called defendants in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol “political prisoners.” Critics charge all three engaged in insurrection and should be barred from the ballot, but a judge has dismissed the case against Gosar, Biggs and state Rep. Mark Finchem.

A voters’ advocacy group said it will appeal a Maricopa County judge’s decision to dismiss its lawsuit that sought to ban three GOP lawmakers from the ballot for their support of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Read more»

Protesters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, to protest a joint session of Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.

A trio of lawsuits that sought to disqualify Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar and state Rep. Mark Finchem from the ballot for their alleged roles in the January 6 attack on the Capitol was dismissed Friday. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, speaking with attendees at rally for Donald Trump in Florence on Jan. 15, 2022.

Attorneys for three Arizona lawmakers tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol told a Maricopa County judge Wednesday that voter-initiated complaints seeking to disqualify the candidates should be thrown out. Read more»

Republican state Rep. Mark Finchem speaking with attendees at rally for Donald Trump in Florence on Jan. 15, 2022.

A trio of lawsuits seek to disqualify Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar and state Rep. Mark Finchem from the ballot for their alleged roles in the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Read more»

Jennifer and Chad Brackeen, shown speaking with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, are challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act, claiming it violates their rights under the 14th Amendment.

A Texas challenge to the federal Indian Child Welfare Act at the Supreme Court might not be entirely successful in at least nine states where state laws impose similar restrictions on the adoption of Indigenous children by non-Native parents. Read more»

If Roe v. Wade were overturned, access to legal and safe abortions in Arizona could be banned almost immediately due to a pre-Roe ban on abortion.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, 11 other Republican governors and more than 200 GOP lawmakers on Thursday filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. Read more» 1

Legislative Democrats are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officeholders for their possible involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Read more»

For some immigrants, the prospect of a better life — not their children’s potential citizenship status — was the driving force in leaving their home countries for the United States.

While President Trump vows to end citizenship rights for children born to non-U.S. citizens through an executive order, political analysts and immigrants themselves say that wouldn't deter illegal immigration. Read more»

Birthright citizenship is granted in the first sentence of the 14th Amendment: 'All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.'

Can a president change the Constitution by way of executive order? President Donald Trump thinks he can, saying in an interview this week that he plans to revoke the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship. Read more»

There’s no oath involved – birthright citizenship automatically confers U.S. citizen status on anyone born in this country, even if their parents were here illegally at the time. President Donald Trump wants to change that.

Arizona native Francisco Fernandez holds a college degree and a job with a nonprofit in the nation’s capital – none of which, he said, would have been possible without the citizenship status conferred on him at birth. Read more»

A federal appeals court said Friday that a man who wrongly spent three years in an Arizona prison cannot recover damages from the state. Read more» 1

Pres. George W. Bush announces his nomination of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to succeed John Ashcroft as U.S. Attorney General, 2004.

Alberto Gonzales isn't joining his Republican colleagues in calling for a review of the 14th Amendment's birthright citizenship provision. Read more»

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