March 23, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Maricopa County Superior Court on Friday ruled that Arizonans may use marijuana extracts for medical conditions. The Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit in October on behalf of the Welton family seeking a declaration that the marijuana derivative ...[read more]
May 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling during the execution of immigration patrols. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally gave the Maricopa ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On May 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a discrimination suit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against the Sheriff's Office of Arizona's Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The claim alleged that Sheriff Arpaio and his office unlawfully and systematically ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Keith Herting
An Arizona judge ruled Monday that Arizona's medical marijuana law is constitutional and instructed the state to permit dispensaries to open. Judge Michael Gordon of the Maricopa County Superior Court rebuffed arguments from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne that federal laws barring the use of ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Max Slater
Maricopa County, Arizona, asked a judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Thursday to dismiss the county from a lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged racial profiling. The county argued that it should be dismissed from ...[read more]
June 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the US District Court for the District of Arizona to reject the request by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to dismiss the lawsuit pending against him that claims his office discriminated against Latinos and disregarded their constitutional rights. ...[read more]
June 10, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked the US District Court for the District of Arizona in a motion on Friday to dismiss the lawsuit pending against him that claims his office discriminated against Latinos and disregarded their constitutional rights. The motion to dismiss the case ...[read more]
May 10, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit Thursday against Maricopa County, Arizona, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleging discriminatory conduct. The DOJ claims that Arpaio and his department engaged in a pattern or practice of discriminatory and unlawful law ...[read more]
December 16, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday announced the findings of its three-year civil rights investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). The investigation concluded that there is reasonable cause to believe that MCSO engages in a pattern or practice of violating the ...[read more]
August 12, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Arizona Court of Appeals on Thursday ended a two-year injunction on portions of a law that restricted abortion practices. The original injunction by the Maricopa County Superior Court held the following provisions as "undue burdens" on a woman's right to an abortion: prohibitions on anyone but ...[read more]

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