Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant in…
WASHINGTON — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.
PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.
WASHINGTON — Federal officials have quietly introduced new guidelines that make it tougher for asylum seekers to get their cases heard before judges.
WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman’s constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keep…
PHOENIX — A federal judge ordered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to immediately issue a statement correcting mischaracterizations his staff made about court findings in a racial-profiling case, according to court documents filed Thursday.
In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America’s way of allocating political power. The Constitution, however, was ad…
On April 12, 1955, Edward R. Murrow asked Jonas Salk who owned the patent to the polio vaccine. "Well, the people, I would say," Salk responded. "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"
This is a column about campaign finance reform.
DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” SERIES FINALE — It hardly seems fair that this electrifying drama aired for only five seasons, but all “Bad” things must come to an end. Of course, fans will be perched on the edge of their sofas to see how the final act plays out for Walter White (Bryan Cranston),…
All charges have been dropped against Ka'Deem Carey in a domestic violence case, the city announced Friday.
Pima County is close to adding another office building to its downtown Tucson inventory.
Pima County will move ahead on construction of a planned
city-county courts project without the city's OK, with county
leaders still hoping the city will join in the financing later.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has agreed to go ahead with
interim financing for the planned Joint Justice/Municipal Courts
Complex - but only if the City Council agrees next week to pay for
Moving ahead with a planned courts complex could be expensive
for taxpayers. But waiting could cost even more - as much as $12
million more, county administrator Chuck Huckelberry estimates.
A Tucson woman who testified against her former husband in his
murder trial Thursday told jurors she chose to cooperate with
police because "it was the right thing to do," not because she
thought it would help her regain custody of their daughter.