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Trump speaks at the Phoenix Convention Center while campaigning in 2016.

Presidents are not kings. But Donald Trump was just another example of a president acting as if he was king by just another name. Read more»

While the Supreme Court took the rare step with Lynch of issuing a summary reversal to force Arizona's compliance with Simmons, about 30 prisoners have still been denied this right.

The Supreme Court awarded postconviction relief to a man on death row for killing a police officer after Arizona courts kept jurors in the dark about its policy of denying parole to anyone sentenced to life in prison - despite the fact the court called the policy unconstitutional in 2016. Read more»

While the official investigation has come to a close, the court says it will still pursue any new leads on the leak if additional information comes to light.

The Supreme Court reported that it has been unable to identify a culprit behind the biggest leak in its history, a draft of the landmark ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade last year. Read more»

The conservative majority of the Supreme Court is making broad changes to American law on a tight timeline in moves that are giving the public, and even several justices, pause. Read more»

Just how far can public funds go to support students in religious schools?

The Supreme Court ruling Carson v. Makin continues a trend of allowing more public support to students in faith-based schools - and opponents fear this could establish a precedent of requiring taxpayer dollars to fund religious teachings. Read more»

U.S. Senate Democrats pledged a new vote codifying the right to an abortion after publication of a draft court ruling that showed the Supreme Court on track to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Read more»

Chief Justice Roberts joined the Supreme Court’s liberal wing in a dissent criticizing the court reinstating a Trump administration policy that shores up energy projects capable of polluting waterways - as well as the majority’s use of the emergency docket. Read more»

States, including Arizona, have asked the court to pause the OSHA rule’s implementation, scheduled for Monday. The justices could issue a ruling as soon as this weekend.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared unconvinced Friday of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-test mandate on private businesses, casting doubt on a key piece of the White House COVID-19 response. Read more»

A problem for overturning Roe cited by the abortion providers attorney, the U.S. solicitor general, and liberal justices on the court is it would violate stare decisis — the doctrine that obligates courts to look to precedent when making decisions.

In the most consequential abortion case to come across the high court’s docket in decades, Chief Justice John Roberts stood alone as he tried to convince his colleagues to chip away at the constitutional right to abortion without burning the whole thing to the ground. Read more»

Tempers flared occasionally as anti-abortion and abortion-rights protesters rallied outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, but the protest was mostly peaceful, with scattered shouting back and forth as police looked on. Rallies continued for hours.

The Supreme Court is weighing potentially sweeping changes to the right to an abortion, after two hours of arguments Wednesday morning on a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Read more»

Among some gun-safety groups there were voices still holding out hope that the conservative justices expressed enough hesitation not to totally do away with all regulations and keep some limits on publicly carrying guns.

New York gun restrictions on who can qualify to get a concealed-carry license drew sharp questions Wednesday at Supreme Court oral arguments, suggesting similar laws across the country could soon find themselves in a cascade of dominoes. Read more»

The Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, expected by mid-2022, could declare a New York state restriction on carrying concealed handguns in public places unconstitutional - which could loosen gun regulations in many parts of the country. Read more»

An eviction notice taped to a window at an apartment complex in midtown Tucson.

In a 6-3 order, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration's order extending a federal halt on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, writing that the CDC exceeded its authority by blocking the enforcement of evictions orders. Read more»

Arizona may keep two voting laws that Republicans say protect election integrity and Democrats believe will make it harder for some residents to cast ballots, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Read more»

The case comes eight years after the Supreme Court largely gutted other requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act with a 5-4 ruling in Shelby Co. v. Holder.

Eight years after the Supreme Court struck down key elements of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it broke on party lines with a split 6-3 vote to uphold Arizona election laws said to be racially discriminatory and to weaken the voting power of minorities. Read more» 1

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