September 13, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Friday ordered Arizona to issue a death certificate listing the deceased man as married and his same-sex partner as his surviving spouse. District Judge John Sedwick cited rulings in the past year overturning state bans on same-sex ...[read more]
August 14, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that a transgender man, who was legally married to a woman, may pursue a divorc from his wife within the Arizona court system. Thomas Beatie was born female but underwent medical procedures to change his sex and amend his birth certificate to recognize him as ...[read more]
July 23, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The US Supreme Court vacated a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, granting a conditional preliminary injunction in the execution of an Arizona death row inmate. The Ninth Circuit stayed the inmate's execution on Sunday, refusing to allow the execution to move forward until ...[read more]
July 20, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Saturday postponed an Arizona death row inmate's execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used for the lethal injection. Joseph Wood's attorneys argued that their client's First Amendment rights were ...[read more]
July 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday blocked an Arizona policy barring certain immigrants from obtaining a driver's license. The decision reversed a ruling by the US District Court for the District of Arizona, which had denied plaintiffs a preliminary injunction. The appeals ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
04/22/2014: Supreme Court upheld Michigan affirmative action ban. 06/24/2013: Supreme Court sent Texas affirmative action case back to lower court. 11/06/2012: Oklahoma voters approved affirmative action ban. 04/02/2012: Ninth Circuit upheld California affirmative action ban. 11/02/2010: ...[read more]
June 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, continuing to block Arizona's strict new abortion law from taking effect until the lawsuit challenging it is resolved. Federal judge William Fletcher, writing for the court, found that ...[read more]
May 9, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday ruled that Kansas and Arizona voters will have to provide proof of US citizenship while registering to vote using the federal form, despite a pending appeal by a US agency of the federal judge's ruling that aids in the enforcement of new voter ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal appeals court panel ruled on Tuesday to continue to block new regulations on the use of abortion medication while a case against them plays out in court. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked the Arizona rules last week. Attorney General Tom Horne asked the court to ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Mississippi Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that bans abortions from being performed beyond 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, or 18 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which grants an exception for cases where pregnancy would endanger the life of the mother but not for victims of ...[read more]

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