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Federal judge blocks prosecutions under Arizona ‘personhood’ law

Stating Arizona’s legal definition of a person conflicts with what a fetus is in every legal sense, U.S. District Court Judge Douglas L. Rayes ruled Monday that the state should not be able to prosecute abortion providers under the “personhood” law.... Read more»

Women's groups fight to block prosecutions under Arizona 'personhood' law

After hearing arguments, a federal judge in Arizona must now decide if the state can prosecute abortion providers under a new “personhood” law which gives constitutional rights to a fetus in every gestational stage. ... Read more»

Fired Arizona Senate staffer awarded $2.75M for race, sex discrimination

A former Black Democratic state legislative staffer was awarded $2.75 million by a federal jury Wednesday, ruling unanimously that she was fired for complaining that she was paid less than her white and male colleagues in the Arizona Senate.... Read more»

Human smuggler gets 10 years for rollover crash that killed 4

A man convicted in the deaths of four undocumented aliens in a 2008 crash near Eloy was sentenced to a decade in federal prison on Monday. ... Read more»

White House nominates four to fill judgeships on Az federal court

The White House nominated four people Thursday to vacant judgeships on the U.S. District Court of Arizona, apparently clearing the way for a long-stalled fifth nomination to proceed in the process. The four join Rosemary Marquez, whose nomination has languished for more than two years without a hearing.... Read more»