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Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

Brewer vetoes aggressive panhandling bill

PHOENIX — Arizona is going to be without a legally enforceable begging law for perhaps another year.

April 17, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…
ACLU demands halt to alleged harassment of checkpoint monitors in Arivaca

ACLU demands halt to alleged harassment of checkpoint monitors in Arivaca

A group of Arivaca residents are not giving up on their efforts to have a Border Patrol checkpoint removed from their community.

April 16, 2014 6:00 pm Related Loading…
Gary Meinert: Use of force

Gary Meinert: Use of force

Almost daily I read comments regarding the Border Patrol by those who profess knowledge but  whose inaccuracies are taken as truths by readers.

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake: Stop the IRS abuse of free speech

Few qualities are more American than a zeal for fair play. That’s why, when reports emerged last spring that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups applying for a certain tax-exempt status, fair-minded folks of all political stripes expressed outrage.

April 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Appeals court asked to reject Arizona's no-bail rule

Appeals court asked to reject Arizona's no-bail rule

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to void a Arizona constitutional provision denying bail to some people awaiting trial who are in this country illegally.

March 18, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Daisy Jenkins: Our schools should be vanguards of racial tolerance

Daisy Jenkins: Our schools should be vanguards of racial tolerance

Growing up in a small, segregated Georgia town in the 1950s, I remember studying from used textbooks that were sent to our Colored school after a white school received its new textbooks. Sometimes the textbooks contained hateful racial slurs written by students who knew that the books were d…

March 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Groups ask court to block ban on race-, gender-based abortions

PHOENIX — Saying the law stigmatizes their races, members of two groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block Arizona from banning race- and gender-based abortions.

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Immigrant groups want court to prevent AZ harboring prosecutions

PHOENIX — Attorneys for immigrant-rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring and transporting those not in the country legally.

March 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Judge to rule on Ariz. parents' use of marijuana extracts for ill son

PHOENIX — The parents of a brain-damaged Mesa boy have a right to ask court permission to be able to buy and administer marijuana extracts for their child, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled late Friday.

February 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmakers approve funds for SB 1070 defense

PHOENIX — Saying they were protecting the legislative process, the House and Senate voted along party lines Thursday to hire a lawyer to help them fight subpoenas over the state’s controversial 2010 immigration law.

January 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Bill allowing discrimination on religious grounds is offered

PHOENIX — A veteran state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays, and potentially women and Jews, as long as they were acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.

January 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmakers look to crack down on begging

PHOENIX — A state lawmaker is crafting a fix — one he hopes is legal — to the statewide ban on begging that was struck down last year as unconstitutional.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Appeals court to review law denying bail to some illegal entrants

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to hear new arguments about whether Arizona voters can legally deny bail to some people charged with crimes who are in the country illegally.

January 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Filing asks U.S. Supreme Court to block Arizona abortion law

PHOENIX — Arizona is taking center stage in the fight over how far state lawmakers can go to curb abortion rights.

December 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

City tweaks SB 1070 enforcement policies

Tucson police officers got new orders from the City Council on how to enforce SB 1070.

November 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Transparency, not rock policy, is CBP's problem

Steller: Transparency, not rock policy, is CBP's problem

When Border Patrol agents shoot at rock throwers, some argue it’s an unnecessary, disproportionate response: Deadly force against a mild threat.

November 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Parents sue state for access to marijuana extracts for son

PHOENIX — Saying their 5-year-old child's life may depend on it, a Phoenix couple has sued to demand legal access to extracts of marijuana for him.

October 29, 2013 11:57 amLoading…
Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

The ACLU of Arizona was to file a complaint today to the Department of Homeland Security requesting an investigation of what it calls unlawful roving patrol stops by Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Related

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Proposed changes at Customs and Border Protection don't go far enough

Customs and Border Protection’s recently proposed changes to training policies and its incident-tracking system are a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to curtail reported abuses by the largest law-enforcement agency in the United States.

October 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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