Police in Flagstaff will no longer be arresting people for the "crime" of begging.Thanks to a lawsuit filed against the city earlier this year by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, begging will no longer be a crime.
For the past several years, the city of Flagstaff has been arresting homeless panhandlers in what's called "Operation 40" -- named after 40-ounce bottles of malt liquor.After 135 arrests in one year for "loitering to beg," including the arrest of a disabled 4-foot-8, 77-year-old woman asking an unde ... More >>
With oral arguments scheduled to take place April 25 before the U.S. Supreme Court on Arizona's breathing-while-brown statute Senate Bill 1070, Arizona District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton today enjoined two sections of the law she had not previously put on hold in 2010, when she stymied the mo ... More >>
www.firstfriday.comArizona's controversial Clean Elections Law got a new lease on life Friday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling of the U.S. District Court in Phoenix, which found the law to be unconstitutional.The three-judge panel ruled unanimously that the law does ... More >>
The plot thickens:Following our report on an e-mail distributed by the journalism director at Scottsdale Community College, two of the five governing board members of the Maricopa Community College District have written in comments (reprinted in this post), and we've had a chance to talk to Tom Gari ... More >>
Someone's listening after all
One man fights Scottsdale for the right to twirl signs
A free-speech battle at ASU centers on enormous posters of aborted fetuses
The Revolution Starts Now
Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
The King of All Media exposes his Private Parts
A BROADCASTER KEEPS AIRING LIBERAL VIEWS TO A TINY PART OF NORTH PHOENIX. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS HE'S BREAKING THE LAW.