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Ginni Thomas emailed GOP lawmaker Shawnna Bolick for help overturning Biden’s Arizona win

Ginni Thomas, conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, tried in the days after the 2020 election to convince Rep. Shawnna Bolick and House Speaker Rusty Bowers to help her overturn Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona.... Read more»

GOP lawmakers take fight over new education tax to Arizona high court

A new income tax approved by voters in November violates the state constitution and should be blocked, attorneys for a group of Republican lawmakers argued Tuesday before the Arizona Supreme Court.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

The sordid saga of Arizona democracy under fire, Part MCXXXLIV

Arizona Republicans clearly want to undo the whole messy "democracy" thing. They just cant seem to get out of their own way or stop conjuring up drama.... Read more»

9 candidates vie for Arizona Supreme Court post; comments wanted

Public input sought as Gov. Ducey, commission mull candidates for Arizona Supreme Court. Ducey has already appointed more state justices than any governor in Arizona history.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Fatal miscalculation: Invest in Ed math error doomed initiative in courts

The Arizona Supreme Court has bounced the Invest In Ed initiative off the ballot. The #RedforEd crew needed a red team to vet the proposition's petition language before they gathered signatures.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Avoiding horror of Apocalypse Arpaio will require his Senate foes to play mean

There's a time for heightened discourse and there's a time to eliminate the threat. Arpaio's rivals need to be ready to hit him hard and hit him fast so the worst person in Arizona political history doesn't infect the U.S. Senate.... Read more»4

Guest opinion

Kozachik: Ruling on Tucson gun policy undermines cities' local sovereignty

From Councilman Steve Kozachik: "Every city and town in this state lost its sovereignty through this decision. That means to me that every constituent I represent across this city has now seen our ability to establish local laws that reflect the values of this community placed at risk."... Read more»3

What the Devil won't tell you

Balloon payment: County foray into space as dubious as it is inspired

The idea of Pima County Supervisors rocketing into the space biz provides guffaws that write themselves. However, manned spaceflight has been turned over to the private sector and I'll tell you the folks at the Kennedy Space Center weren't laughing at World View. They were eager to rip World View from Tucson and relocate it on the shores of Cape Canaveral. The county's move to keep the company here has been met with hostility, derision and legal threats. I concur and completely disagree. ... Read more»2

Goldwater Institute lawyer named to Arizona Supreme Court

Clint Bolick has never served as a judge, but the next justice of Arizona's highest court isn't a stranger to appellate courtrooms. As an attorney for the right-wing Goldwater Insitute, he's argued before the state and U.S. supreme courts.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Supreme Court rulings in focus

Sunnyside School Board Member Louie Gonzales, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Developer Richard Studwell, Administrator Tucsoncitizen.com Mark B. Evans... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will immigration reform happen this year?

An interview with the Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick, co-author with Jeb Bush of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution." Also, Mark V. Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute, and attorney Don Loose on the top legal stories of the month.... Read more»

Bush: 'Benevolent spirit' should guide immigration debate

During his opening remarks Tuesday at a daylong conference on immigration and the economy, former President George W. Bush urged the nation’s leaders to debate immigration reform with compassion and kindness. “Not only do immigrants help build the economy, they invigorate our soul,” he said.... Read more»1

Arizona and feds clash over voter registration

A recent court ruling could confuse state voters: If they register to vote using a federal form, they don't have to show proof of citizenship, but if they register using a state form, they do.... Read more»3

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Regent speaks out about university budgets

Arizona Board of Regent Rick Myers tops the Buckmaster show off with a discussion of budgetary problems at Arizona's state universities.... Read more»