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Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

President Joe Biden nominated D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Friday to fill the vacancy that will be created with Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement at the end of the term. ... Read more»

Arizona 'audit' contractors won’t have to release records pending appeal

The companies conducting the controversial review of the election in Maricopa County won’t have to turn over internal documents and communications while the Senate appeals a judge’s ruling ordering that they be released under Arizona public records law.... Read more»

Federal speech rulings may embolden health care workers to call out safety issues

A federal appellate court ruling that hospital guidelines barring contact between employees and the media was illegal could force health care organizations to revise their policies barring workers from talking to the news media and posting on social media without written permission.... Read more»

U.S. Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general

The U.S. Senate Wednesday confirmed Merrick Garland to serve as U.S. attorney general in a 70-30 vote. Garland served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. As attorney general, he’ll lead the Justice Department as the agency continues to pursue hundreds of cases of Americans who were involved in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. ... Read more»

Court fines Az state prisons $1.44M for poor inmate health care

A federal appeals court upheld a contempt order and a $1.44 million fine against the Arizona Department of Corrections this week, saying the agency has been “deliberately indifferent” to health care for inmates. ... Read more»

Network neutrality debate may be headed back to FCC

Despite reports to the contrary, the debate over network neutrality is far from over.... Read more»

Voters will learn about judges rulings online

Come election time in 2012, voters will have online access to more information about state appellate judges when they decide whether to retain them, thanks to two new laws.... Read more»1

Brewer to ask Supreme Court to lift SB 1070 injunction

Gov. Jan Brewer will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to lift an injunction that prevents the enforcement of much of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law.... Read more»

Immigration

Appeals court rules against SB 1070

Denying an appeal by Gov. Jan Brewer, a federal appeals court upheld Monday a lower court's block of much of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 law aimed at illegal immigration. Updated with reactions.... Read more»6

Analysis

Clean Elections has cloudy future but clearly shows disconnect

Analysis: A dizzying number of contradicting court rulings has been issued on Clean Elections as litigation worked all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona again is on cusp of a fundamental change in how elections are funded, but exactly how that will play out is anything but clear. ... Read more»