Maricopa County Bill Montgomery was dealt another loss yesterday in his bid to keep alive Arizona's Proposition 100, the 2006 law that denies bail to undocumented immigrants accused of many crimes in the state. Last month, a panel of judges from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found the vot ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of a decision on Arizona's ban on abortions past 20 weeks of gestation, which was found by a lower court to be unconstitutional.The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had blocked the law from taking effect.
Arizona must make the federal voter-registration form just as available to voters as a state registration form which requires proof of citizenship, a judge ruled today. The "final judgment" by Arizona Senior U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver follows up on June's U.S. Supreme Court order whic ... More >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court made a pair of decisions on same-sex marriage this morning, the Arizona group trying to get an "equal marriage" proposal on the ballot in 2014 is getting serious about its effort."It's go time," Equal Marriage Arizona chairman Warren Meyer tells New Times.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which calls for Arizona and eight other states to get federal approval on new voting laws, is unconstitutional.The problem, however, was not that the states needed federal approval to ensure their voting laws aren't discr ... More >>
An Arizona law requiring people provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote in federal elections is unconstitutional, says the U.S. Supreme Court.Even after being recalled from office, ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce is still losing, as Pearce takes credit for authoring Propositio ... More >>
See also: The Supreme Court's 1070 Ruling Is No Win for Teabaggers See also:SB 1070: Supreme Court Upholds "Papers Please" Section, Invalidates Others See also: Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law Proclaim Fight is Not Over See also: SB 1070: 10 Memorable Moments in Law's History See also: SB ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer said Thursday's Supreme Court decision on health care will lead to the "erosion of individual liberty." Congressman Ben Quayle said "[Thursday's] decision was a disaster for the American people and the American healthcare system." Beyond the expected trigger-happy partisan rhet ... More >>
Everyone was watching the big moment this morning, awaiting the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Obamacare... and CNN blew it. The flub started as veteran newscaster Wolf Blitzer breathlessly announces that reporter Kate Balduan has some news from the steps of the courthouse. Then&nbs ... More >>
When Governor Jan Brewer's being dumped on by her compadres at Fox News for something, it would seem to be an indication that she may not have the brightest idea about what's going on.
SCOTUSBlog.com is reporting that Section 2(b) of Arizona's immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court as not pre-empted by federal immigration law.Of the court's decision, SCOTISBlog writes, "It was improper for the lower courts to enjoin section 2(b), which require ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer is declaring the Supreme Court's decision on SB 1070 a "victory," as the high court sided against Arizona on three of the four provisions challenged.The Feathered Bastard is providing the updates on the 1070 decision, as the Supreme Court let section 2(b) -- "papers please" -- st ... More >>
Three down, one to go. The fight is not over in Arizona. Report instances of racial profiling. Those are among the messages coming from leaders within the local Latino community who gathered on the state Capitol lawn Monday morning following the U.S. Supreme Court decision on SB 1070. Community ... More >>
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Arizona's voter-approved 2004 law requiring voters to show proof of citizenship before receiving a ballot.The Appeals Court mostly shot down the challenges to the law, which had itself been upheld in Arizona U.S. District Court.Arizona can dem ... More >>
We'll be chiming in soon with our take about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling yesterday that upheld the inadmissibility of the 1991 confession of Buddhist temple mass murderer Johnathan Doody. Killer Johnathan Doody gets a new trial--and the jury won't hear his 1991 confession. The ... More >>
In a 5-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court has sustained Arizona's employer sanctions law.The law forces employers to check the immigration status of employees, and allows the state to penalize businesses that hire illegal immigrants.
The United States Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday to determine whether Arizona's "Clean Elections" system -- most notably, the "matching funds" section of the law -- violates the U.S. Constitution, and based on initial reports about the hearings, things aren't looking good for its su ... More >>
The United States Supreme Court ruled this morning that groups like the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay/anti-logic bunch of twerps known for protesting the funerals of soldiers killed overseas, are protected under the first amendment, regardless of how disgusting their message may be.You ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court this morning put a halt to the matching funds portion of Arizona's Clean Elections program.The decision blocks matching funds for publicly funded candidates until the Supreme Court can hear the case -- or unless it ultimately decides not to grant review. That almost certain ... More >>
Attorney Nick Dranias' efforts will change the 2010 election cycle.As attorneys at the Goldwater Institute stressed in a conference call with reporters this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block matching funds -- effectively stopping their dispersal for the 2010 election cycle ... More >>
Tucson attorney John Munger officially ended his campaign for governor today, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to intervene in Arizona's Clean Elections system, which, we've come to find out, still may get its day in court despite this morning's decision."The Supreme Court's decision t ... More >>