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Claytoonz: Betty and Ruth

I think the real injustice is that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t survive long enough for her replacement to be someone who shares her values, and before Republicans and Donald Trump would be able to put a cult-dwelling lunatic in her seat.... Read more»

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Commission punts to Biden on Supreme Court reform plans

A commission set up by President Joe Biden to study how the U.S. Supreme Court can be improved voted unanimously Tuesday to submit the extensive research it has conducted, but the few recommendations contained in the report leave little indication on next steps. ... Read more»

'Disruptive and cruel': Native Americans worry as Supreme Court weighs repeal of health care act

Native American leaders are keeping close watch on the Supreme Court battle over whether to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, a move many say could devastate health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives.... Read more»

Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court

Arizona senators split along party lines after rushed vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday.... Read more»

McSally heaps praise on Barrett on eve of first confirmation vote

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, calling Barrett “a gift to America” during a brief meeting Wednesday.... Read more»

McSally votes to bar DOJ from supporting ACA repeal lawsuit

Martha McSally joined several other vulnerable Republican senators in voting with Democrats to bar the Department of Justice from supporting a lawsuit the Supreme Court will take up in November that aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act.... Read more»

Alone among Dems, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push

Almost every Senate Democrat, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, has come out against President Donald Trump’s plan to rush through a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, saying the nomination should wait until after the election. ... Read more»

Admirers line up to pay respects to Ginsburg, a 'lion of equality'

Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a “lion of equality.”... Read more»

Ginsburg’s decades on high court included numerous Arizona rulings

Any case before the Supreme Court has national impact, but a fraction of cases the court decided during Ginsburg’s tenure directly affected Arizona. ... Read more»

Kelly opposes adding new seats to Supreme Court

Mark Kelly opposes adding new seats to the U.S. Supreme Court, a proposal that some Democrats are floating if Senate Republicans confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally nose-dives into Supreme Court hypocrisy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left the bench. Martha McSally's life just got harder. Mark Kelly's tail is wagging. You don't attempt to push through a Supreme Court justice days before an election, unless you think you're going to lose.... Read more»2

U.S. Supreme Court hands victories to religious employers in health care, employment

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with a “birth control mandate” in the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era law that requires employer-provided insurance plans to cover contraceptives.... Read more»1

Supreme Court demurs on enviro challenge to Southwest border wall

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge by environmentalists over rule waivers issued by the Trump administration to speed up the construction of the wall along the border with Mexico.... Read more»

Supreme Court clarifies police power in traffic stops

The Supreme Court on Monday held it does not violate the Fourth Amendment for a police officer to pull over a car because it is registered to a person with a revoked license, so long as the officer does not have reason to believe someone other than the owner is driving the car. ... Read more»

Tucson sounds

Jim McGuinn & Cosmic Cowboys add a rock edge to psych-country canon

Jim McGuinn and the Cosmic Cowboys add a dose of alt-country swagger to the psychedelic country-rock canon; Jillian Bessett pays tribute to a Supreme; the Wanda Junes gear up for a new release and more. Plus, weekly listings in your TucsonSentinel.com local music roundup. ... Read more»

Supreme Court blocks family's lawsuit in cross-border shooting of Mexican teen

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the family of a Mexican boy, shot and killed in 2010 by a Border Patrol agent in Texas, does not have the right to file suit in U.S. courts. The decision likely dooms a similar lawsuit filed in Arizona by the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was shot and killed that same year in Nogales, Sonora.... Read more»

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