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Attorney General Garland: Justice Dep't exploring ways to challenge Texas’ abortion ban

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland provided no details of how federal officials may challenge one of the nation’s strictest bans on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block the Texas state law, at least for now. ... Read more»

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Arizona's prickly-pear politics

Arizona politics can be as thorny as the beautiful saguaro cacti that bristle on nearly every corner here. For a smallish state, it certainly has caused more than its share of heartburn on the national stage.... Read more»

Insurance industry myths about the uninsured

Young adults comprise not only the biggest segment of the uninsured population, but also one of the heftiest segments of the unemployed population.... Read more»

Stakes high as Supreme Court weighs health law

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision expected this month on the health care law passed two years ago will have wide implications for millions of consumers and the health care and insurance industries.... Read more»

Poll: Supreme Court's approval rating falls to 44%

The Supreme Court's approval ratings have dipped to a new low of 44 percent, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll.... Read more»

Supreme Court ruling may fuel challenges to SB 1070

As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to uphold certain provisions of SB 1070, a recent ruling has opened the door for opponents of the law to make new arguments against it no matter what the court rules.... Read more»

Supreme Court rejects Tombstone water repair request

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Tombstone’s request for an emergency injunction that would have let the town take heavy equipment on federal lands to fix water pipelines damaged in last year’s wildfires.... Read more»

Supreme Court's SB 1070 decision could come at end of June

Court watchers predict the long-awaited decisions on health care and Arizona immigration cases will likely be decided by the end of June.... Read more»

Does 'Citizens United' warrant a constitutional amendment?

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling in 2010, many Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups have proposed constitutional amendments to overturn the decision.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

How the Supreme Court ruined your child’s civics education

You might be shocked to learn what your child believes about free speech.... Read more»

Pardon attorney torpedoes plea for presidential mercy

The case of rejected presidential pardon applicant Clarence Aaron illuminates the extraordinary, secretive powers wielded by the Office of the Pardon Attorney, the branch of the Justice Department that reviews commutation requests.... Read more»

Phx businessman: Az should tell feds to go away

There are at least two measures currently being considered in Arizona that would let the state tell the federal government to buzz off.... Read more»

Secure Communities

Fewer illegal immigrants face detention from traffic stops

Immigration officials announced Friday that illegal immigrants who are arrested on minor traffic violations and have no criminal history will no longer automatically face detention.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

Lawmakers spar on eve of SB 1070 hearing

Former state Sen. Russell Pearce defended his SB 1070 immigration law before a highly partisan Senate subcommittee Tuesday on the eve of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the law.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

Experts weigh in on SB 1070 case

The words of experts — from legal scholars to advocates to elected officials — illustrate the devastating effects that SB 1070 and laws similar to it have had on the United States.... Read more»

Arizona v. United States

3 reasons SB 1070 can't solve illegal immigration

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments Wednesday on SB 1070, but laws like Arizona's will never fix our nation's broken immigration system. ... Read more»2

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