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U.S. District Judge Michael Liburdi ruled in favor of the plaintiffs on the Procurement Act count, permanently enjoining the order from being enforced in Arizona as of Feb. 10.

A Ninth Circuit panel took up the question of whether the Biden administration's COVID vaccine mandate exceeded the executive branch's authority after then-Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sued the Biden administration over rules regulating private employers. Read more»

The light-colored exposed 'bathtub ring' of formerly submerged shoreline in Lake Mead was already evident in this 2020 photo of the Hoover Dam and diminishing reservoir behind it.

A Ninth Circuit panel revived a Trump-era Clean Water Act regulation that states could not consider a project’s effects on air emissions and road traffic congestion, finding the lower court lacked authority to vacate the rule without finding it unlawful. Read more»

A California condor.

For the third time in 10 years, the 9th Circuit took up the fight between the Center for Biological Diversity and the U.S. Forest Service for failing to regulate the disposal of lead bullets on public lands in northern Arizona. Read more»

The Ninth Circuit intervened in December and ordered Conradson to be issued a press pass pending his and his employer’s appeal before the court.

The Ninth Circuit seems likely to reverse a federal judge’s denial of a restraining order that would eradicate part of Maricopa County’s journalist-vetting criteria - used to bar Jordan Conradson a press pass granting access to voting centers during the November 2022 election. Read more»

Google uses persistent identifiers to track individuals' behavior over as much as 80% of the internet to create profiles that are used to provide targeted ads.

Google must face a purported class-action lawsuit by children who claimed they were tracked and profiled for targeted ads without their parents' consent while watching YouTube videos, reversing a previous decision brought under various state laws. Read more»

A bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey next to the parody dog toy, Bad Spaniels, made by an Arizona company, which says its toy is a clear parody. But the Supreme Court agreed to consider Jack Daniel’s claim that the toy violates its trademark.

The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether an Arizona manufacturer of pet toys infringed on Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 trademark with its Bad Spaniels Old No. 2 squeaky toy for dogs. Read more»

Signs reading 'Protect Oak Flat' can be seen near the entrance of Oak Flat campground by members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in this 2016 photo.

A federal court said Thursday that it will take another look at claims that the proposed Resolution Copper mine should be delayed because it sits on land sacred to the Apache and would violate their religious rights. Read more»

An aerial photo of Rosemont's new effort to dump tailings and other rock waste into dry streams along the west-side of the Santa Rita Mountains.

A federal appeals court rejected Rosemont Copper's bid for a new hearing on its mining project southeast of Tucson, keeping a ruling in place which effectively halted the long-controversial mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. Read more»

Optometric care is one of the services – with chiropractic, podiatric and dental care – that a group of local health care centers say Arizona’s Medicaid agency has not reimbursed them for. They claim the law requires the services be covered.

A federal appeals court ordered a new hearing for Arizona community health care centers that claim the state’s Medicaid system is wrongly denying reimbursement for chiropractic, dental, optometric and podiatric care, reversing a lower court decision. Read more»

A federal appeals court said a lower court erred when it issued a verdict in writing instead of in person, denying José Maria Nuñez-Ramirez 'the fairness, integrity, and legitimacy of the judicial proceedings' in his trial on drug-smuggling charges.

A federal appeals court ruled that the rights of a drug-smuggling defendant - found in a remote section of the Arizona desert - were violated when a district court handed down his conviction in writing and not in open court, denying him an opportunity to appear. Read more»

Arizona attorney Roopali Desai has been confirmed by the Senate to serve on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Roopali Desai, a attorney from the Phoenix area and a triple graduate of the University of Arizona, was confirmed as the newest judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, with a 67-29 vote in the Senate. Read more»

Un manifestante a favor de los estudios étnicos frente a la sede de TUSD en 2011.

Casi 50 años después de que comenzara un pleito por abolición de la segregación, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucson fue liberado de la supervisión después de cumplir las órdenes judiciales durante una batalla legal de décadas, falló un juez esta semana. Read more»

A pro-Ethnic Studies demonstrator outside TUSD headquarters in 2011.

Nearly 50 years after a desegregation lawsuit began, the Tucson Unified School District has been released from oversight after successfully following court orders during a decades-long legal battle, a federal judge ruled this week. Read more»

Roopali Desai, an Arizona attorney nominated for a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, told skeptical senators at her confirmation hearing that her work as an advocate would not influence her decisions as a judge.

Republican senators on Wednesday grilled Arizona attorney Roopali Desai, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, over her history of working for progressive causes and her work fighting claims of 2020 election fraud. Read more»

Arizona attorney Roopali Desai has been nominated by President Biden to serve on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Arizona attorney Roopali Desai, noted for her election law experience and a triple graduate of the University of Arizona, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more»

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