PHOENIX — Calling the Arizona legislation constitutionally flawed, proponents of abortion rights on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block the state from enforcing a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.
I commend the Star for reprinting the Washington Post editorial on the need for research on accidental firearm deaths of children (“Info vital on scope of gun accidents involving kids,” Dec. 3).
PHOENIX — Saying it’s a matter of the state’s rights, Attorney General Tom Horne wants the U.S. Supreme Court to let Arizona cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood because the organization also provides abortions paid for with private dollars.
PHOENIX — State officials are trying to delay a federal appellate court hearing on the question of whether the Tohono O’odham Nation can build a casino on the edge of Glendale.
PHOENIX — Three disability-rights groups are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let Arizona enforce its ban on abortions at 20 weeks as a necessary safeguard against “postnatal eugenics.”
PHOENIX — Officials from 16 states are lining up behind Arizona’s bid to enforce its year-old ban on abortions at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The Rio Nuevo debacle may have squandered millions of dollars in taxpayer money, but no one will wind up behind bars because of it.
FLORENCE — Arizona executed its oldest person on death row Wednesday, nearly 35 years after he was charged with murdering a Bisbee man during a robbery and dumping his body along a highway.
PHOENIX — Secretary of State Ken Bennett is directing election officials to separate their federal election ballots from state and local races to keep those who cannot prove citizenship from voting in the latter.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for the state are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to give Arizona, and every other state, more authority to restrict abortions.
PHOENIX - A bid by Republicans to upend the state's 30 legislative districts could be bolstered - thrown out of federal court - because of the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
PHOENIX — This part of summer is a time for patriotism. It’s also the time new state laws go into effect across the nation.
PHOENIX - The partners of gay state and university employees will not lose their health-care and other benefits, at least not now.
PHOENIX — Partners of gay state and university employees will not lose their health care and other benefits, the U.S. Supreme Court established in a ruling this morning.
Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband, John Becker, embrace outside the U.S. Supreme Court after hearing that justices struck down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.
PHOENIX - For most Arizona gay couples, the two Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage offer few new benefits - even if they were legally married elsewhere.
U.S. Supreme Court left in place a trial court’s declaration that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. That outcome probably will allow state officials to order the resumption of same-sex weddings in the nation’s most populous state in about a month.
The justices declared the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in this opinion released and read on Wednesday.
Reaction to the Supreme Court’s decisions Wednesday in two gay marriage cases:
June 25, 2013 Supreme Court ruling in the case of Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder