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Pence sued over election results; Az's Kelli Ward among those signing on to lawsuit

A lawsuit filed Sunday in a Texas federal court by Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, and several other Republicans including Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, are suing Vice President Mike Pence in one more attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election.... Read more»

ACLU wants the goods on secret data deal used to track immigrants

The ACLU complained in federal court Wednesday that the Trump administration is staying mum about its efforts to track immigrants’ movements using cellphone location data.... Read more»

Postal Service ignores federal court order to search for missing ballots

The U.S. Department of Justice told a federal district court judge the Postal Service was too busy and short staffed to comply with a court order to find hundreds of thousands of missing ballots by election day. ... Read more»

Butterfly sanctuary gets second chance to challenge border wall

A divided D.C. Circuit panel ruled Tuesday that border wall construction in South Texas interferes with the rights of butterfly conservation advocates, reinstating a challenge to a stretch of wall along the Rio Grande.... Read more»

Court halts Trump plan to exclude undocumented migrants from census

A federal court Thursday blocked President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census, calling the order a clear violation of the law would cause lasting damage.... Read more»

Tribal leader says ensuring accurate census is a 'life and death' issue

Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis told a House panel Thursday that an accurate Census count could be a “matter of life and death” for tribal communities.... Read more»

Judge halts plan to end Census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined last week by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.... Read more»

COVID-19 cases at Eloy Detention Center surge by 460% since Friday

On June 11, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported 22 positive cases of COVID-19 at the Eloy Detention Center in Pinal County. Four days later, that number jumped 460% to 123 confirmed cases, ICE reported Monday. .... Read more»

Dems file lawsuit to let Az voters correct unsigned early ballots

Local and national Democratic Party organizations are suing Arizona election officials to block them from automatically throwing out early ballots that haven't been signed by voters.... Read more»

Judge clears way for construction of private US-Mexico border fence

Three miles of border wall will soon go up on private land on the banks of the Rio Grande after a federal judge on Thursday lifted an injunction, allowing a construction firm to move forward with the project. ... Read more»1

Judicial nominee defends tribal law record in low-key Senate hearing

Federal appeals court nominee Eric Miller tried to dispel concerns last week about his record on tribal law, telling a Senate committee that his previous work on behalf of clients did not foretell how he would rule as a judge.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Man gets 6 years for illegal entry

A Nogales, Sonora, man was sentenced to six years in prison for illegal entry of a felon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday. ... Read more»