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Jan 12, 2015

Justices appear to favor Arizona church

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court appears likely to side with a small church in its fight with a Phoenix suburb over limits on roadside signs directing people to Sunday services. Liberal and conservative justices expressed misgivings Monday with the Gilbert, Arizona, sign ordinance because it places more restrictions on the churches’ temporary signs […]

Jun 10, 2014

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Arizona inmate

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal filed on behalf of an Arizona death row inmate convicted of the 1986 killing of a Nevada man. The high court on Monday rejected the appeal for Graham Sanders Henry. Henry was sentenced to die for killing Las Vegas-area resident Roy Estes. […]

Mar 3, 2014

How corporate America forced Arizona bill’s veto

NEW YORK — When an important social issue intersected with business in Arizona, Corporate America decided it was time to take a stand. Voicing concern for their employees, customers and bottom lines, prominent companies from American Airlines to Verizon used threats of reduced business to help convince Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto legislation that […]

Jun 17, 2013

Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona’s voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to […]

Jun 21, 2012

Court to rule on Ariz. immigration law

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on Arizona’s controversial law to curb undocumented workers, some experts have been looking ahead to what the decision may mean on a wider level. “If the court strikes down the Arizona law, pressure will increase on Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform,” said Cornell law professor Stephen […]

Apr 25, 2012

Court takes up Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally. Liberal and conservative justices reacted skeptically to the Obama administration’s argument that the […]

Dec 12, 2011

High Court to look at state immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for an election-year decision on an issue that is already shaping presidential politics. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of […]

Aug 12, 2011

Arizona files SCOTUS cert petition over immigration law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit ruling blocking enforcement of parts of the state’s controversial immigration law, S.B. 1070, which allows police to check the immigration status of individuals.

Apr 13, 2011

9th Circuit: Ariz. anti-immigrant law can’t be implemented

Federal immigration law likely preempts an Arizona law that authorizes police to verify a suspect's immigration status prior to release, the 9th Circuit has ruled in upholding a preliminary injunction.

Apr 6, 2011

Local reaction to private school tuition case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers who challenged an Arizona law providing tax credits to school tuition organizations lacked standing to challenge a program that uses state funds generated by tax revenues to award scholarships to private religious schools.

Mar 29, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court denies Ariz. execution stay

FLORENCE, Ariz. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stop the execution of an Arizona death-row inmate hours before he was set to die by lethal injection for killing two people in a 1989 convenience store robbery.

Mar 14, 2011

Hearing set in Ariz. lawmakers’ bid to defend immigration law

PHOENIX — A federal judge set an April 1 hearing for arguments over the Arizona Legislature's request to become a party in the U.S. Justice Department's challenge to the state's immigration enforcement law. The Legislature argues that lawmakers ...

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