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George Will: Gov’t overreach becomes ever more sweeping

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…

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Footnote in same-sex marriage case: While defending Proposition 8, lawyer learned his daughter is gay

Footnote in same-sex marriage case: While defending Proposition 8, lawyer learned his daughter is gay

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.

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Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

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.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Feds quietly toughen standards for immigrant asylum seekers

WASHINGTON — Federal officials have quietly introduced new guidelines that make it tougher for asylum seekers to get their cases heard before judges.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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Charles Krauthammer: Full disclosure in political donations has a dark side

The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.

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Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers

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…

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Judge: Maricopa sheriff's staff to get corrected statement on Arpaio case

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.

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Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

Charles Cooper

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George F. Will: Why today's political discourse is so heated

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…

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Jonas Salk: Good at virology, bad at economics

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?"

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: With eyes glazed, US watches hijacking of democracy

This is a column about campaign finance reform.

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This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

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),…

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Arizona football: Charges dropped against Carey

Arizona football: Charges dropped against Carey

All charges have been dropped against Ka'Deem Carey in a domestic violence case, the city announced Friday.

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Pima County set to buy old HUD building in downtown Tucson

Pima County is close to adding another office building to its downtown Tucson inventory.

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Pima supervisors OK courts complex, hoping city will contribute its share

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.

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Pima waiting for city OK on new courts complex

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 its share.

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Start work on courts, Pima asks Tucson

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.

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Suspect's ex-wife cites ethics for testimony

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.

February 05, 2010 12:00 am

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