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Ninth Circuit rules Arizona county police engaged in racial profiling
April 16, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that the Maricopa County Sherrif's Office and, specifically, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, engaged in practices of racial profiling in conducting traffic stops. The court found that the Sheriff's office was improperly named as a defendant, an....... [more]

Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Needle Exchanges and the Public's Health
April 14, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnists James G. Hodge Jr. and Gregory Measer of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, discuss the potential impact of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana and other states on protecting and promoting the public's health ...Fierce debates and e....... [more]

Arizona top court rules medical marijuana cannot be prohibited for parolees
April 8, 2015
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in two separate decisions that courts cannot prohibit parolees from using medical marijuana when used for medical purposes under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). The AMMA was passed by the legislature in 2010, and both plaintiffs obtained registry ide....... [more]

15 states urge US Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans
April 3, 2015
Fifteen states, led by Louisiana, urged the US Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The brief asserts that voters should decide for themselves whether to allow same-sex marriages in their respective states. Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virgi....... [more]

Arizona governor signs controversial abortion bill
March 31, 2015
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in the state to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion, and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes coverage for abortions. "The Americ....... [more]

Supreme Court turns away latest health care challenge
March 31, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The order lets stand a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit, broug....... [more]

Kansas, Arizona appeal voter citizenship ruling to Supreme Court
March 27, 2015
Kansas and Arizona on Wednesday filed notice of an appeal to the US Supreme Court asking that federal elections officials force residents of their states to prove US citizenship before registering to vote. In November the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the two states cannot dem....... [more]

Obama to announce committee to improve VA
March 13, 2015
President Barack Obama on Friday will release details about the creation of a new advisory committee in efforts to improve conditions in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as he visits a VA facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The committee will consist of business leaders, members of veteran organiza....... [more]

Supreme Court to rule in Florida death penalty case
March 9, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Hurst v. Florida to determine "whether Florida's death sentencing scheme violated the Sixth ... or Eighth Amendment." This court granted certiorari in light of its decision in Ring v. Arizona, in which it held that a sentencing judge, sitting wit....... [more]

Supreme Court hears arguments on congressional redistricting
March 3, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in two cases. In Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission the court heard arguments on whether the Elections Clause of the US Constitution permits the state of Arizona to adopt a commission to draw congressional dis....... [more]

Arizona reaches settlement in prisoner health care case
February 20, 2015
A federal court on Wednesday approved a settlement agreement between the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in a class action lawsuit over the health care system within Arizona prisons. The agreement requires the ADC to meet more than 100 health car....... [more]




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