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Arizona immigration lawyer, husband sentenced to prison for conspiracy, forgery

A disbarred Arizona immigration lawyer and her husband have been sentenced to prison for forging legal documents, lying to their clients about the fate of their immigration proceedings, and forging the signature of a court clerk with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. ... Read more»

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Feds drop case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren

Prosecutors dropped the only remaining charge against Scott Warren, ending the misdemeanor case against the No More Deaths volunteer just months after the government's attempt to charge him with two felonies case collapsed in November. ... Read more»

Judge reverses convictions of 4 No More Deaths volunteers

A federal judge reversed the convictions of four members of No More Deaths, finding that they successfully established they were exercising "sincere religious beliefs" when they placed water and food for migrants in an Arizona wildlife refuge in 2017.... Read more»2

Tucson sting grounds smuggling of drone tech to Pakistani military

An undercover operation by Homeland Security agents thwarted a Pakistani man's attempt to buy gyroscopes and other electronics from a Tucson-based company and export them under falsified documents to Pakistan for use in that country's military drone program. ... Read more»

Nominees for 6 vacant Az judgeships get long-stalled hearings

Months of waiting – and more than two years in one case – were over in less than two hours Tuesday when a Senate committee breezed through nomination hearings for six Arizona judicial nominees. After a generally friendly hearing, the six nominees — including Tucson's Rosemary Marquez — will still have to wait at least one week for a committee vote, followed by a full Senate vote.... Read more»

Flake lifts long hold on judge nominations, including Marquez

Sen. Jeff Flake has lifted a block on five of six judicial nominees to the federal bench in Arizona, where the American Bar Association has said vacancies are “dramatically worse” than in other states. Among the nominees who will move ahead to Senate review are Tucson's Rosemary Marquez, first nominated in 2011.... 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»

Two years later, Az federal judge's nomination still in limbo

It has been two years since President Barack Obama nominated Rosemary Marquez to a vacant federal judgeship in Arizona, but the Senate has so far refused to give her a nomination hearing. Staff for Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jeff Flake offered only a “no comment” this week when asked about Marquez.... Read more»1

After 19 months, hopes rise for Marquez judicial confirmation

Sen. Jeff Flake said he met with Rosemary Marquez and will review her writing, making supporters optimistic that the long-delayed judicial nominee will get a hearing after 19 months. Marquez has been nominated to the busy U.S. District Court in Arizona, which faces a crushing caseload, with more vacancies recently announced.... Read more»

Marquez nomination to federal judgeship stalled after year

President Barack Obama nominated Rosemary Marquez to a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for Arizona on June 23, 2011. One year later, the nomination has not moved an inch. ... Read more»

Judicial nomination languishes nine months

Rosemary Marquez’s nomination to a judgeship on the backlogged U.S. District Court for Arizona has languished nine months without a hearing, even as other nominees have breezed to confirmation.... Read more»

Az federal courts still face ‘dire’ situation

Federal courts in Arizona are still in “dire circumstances” as an emergency declaration that was supposed to help judges keep pace with a crushing caseload is set to expire.... Read more»