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Police are calling the recent arrest of a peeping Tom at a Mesa fitness center a “test case” of a new state voyeurism statute. Last year, legislation made voyeurism a crime and defined the offense as viewing or recording someone without his or her knowledge for the purpose of sexual stimulation.
WASHINGTON — Some are already anticipating the Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's health care law as the "decision of the century." But the justices are unlikely to have the last word on America's tangled efforts to address health care woes. The problems of high medical costs, widespread waste, and tens of millions of people without insurance will require Congress and the president to keep looking for answers, whether or not the Affordable Care Act passes the test of constitutionality.
NEW YORK -- There was never any doubt that, someday, "Law & Order" would come to an end. But the death sentence handed down by NBC on Friday caught many observers by surprise. Viewers weren't prepared to say farewell to this beloved TV warhorse. Not this way, with this sort of abruptness. And not with it on the brink of entering the history book as TV's longest-running drama.
Enforcing Arizona's employer sanctions law is hard. So hard, in fact, that no prosecutor in the state has even tried to shut a business down for hiring illegal immigrants since the law took effect Jan. 1.
A special prosecutor assigned to investigate Phoenix New Times broke the law in issuing subpoenas in the case, a judge said Monday.
A Los Angeles civil rights law firm is asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to throw out a case involving 44 illegal immigrants who are charged under Arizona’s new anti-human-smuggling law.
Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer told a federal judge Monday she should reject a bid by civil rights groups to keep a controversial section of SB 1070 on hold for at least a little while longer.
A new law sets forth the legal process for withholding food and water from incapacitated people who haven’t made their wishes known.
After a horrific car crash, Jesse Ramirez Jr., 38, of Mesa survived a coma that spurred a legal case and led to the signing of a new law that's dubbed "Jesse's Law." July 18, 2009.
An East Valley lawmaker wants the law re-examined after learning that an Apache Junction woman who killed her 7-year-old daughter could be released Friday after spending less than four years at the state mental hospital.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case of two journalists who face prison time for not revealing their sources to federal investigators has caused considerable concern in America’s newsrooms. The issue affects all Americans who value serious news coverage.
The next time you’re hiring someone, you’d better think twice before turning that person away if he or she has an accent.
In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court Thursday struck down a Texas law criminalizing homosexual acts — and in so doing, torpedoed antisodomy laws in states still having them.
Unwilling to rely on the outcome of their new lawsuit, business groups trying to void Arizona’s employer sanctions law are asking a federal appeals court to overturn a judge’s ruling throwing out their original claim.
May 13, 2005
Illegal immigrants an Army reservist held at gunpoint were freed late Wednesday — and the people who freed them vow to prove that the soldier should be the one in jail.
Being a cop can be tough, unpleasant and dangerous. For some people, the police uniform triggers an irrational loathing, a knee-jerk rejection of authority.
Immigration activists say a state law that allows police officers to impound the vehicles of drivers who cannot produce their licenses is hurting many Latinos in Arizona.
Considering that most everybody involved in this case — law professors, military recruiters, members of Congress — is a lawyer, it's no wonder the matter has landed in the Supreme Court.
You might think the justice system, which has processed far too many cases of adults having sex with children, would make an example of Benjamin LeMere, the former Higley High School teacher who impregnated a 15-year-old student.
A Florida jury a few years back tried to bankrupt the tobacco industry with a $145 billion punitive damage verdict, and now an appeals court has said nothing doing, and for several solid, virtually indisputable reasons.
Foes of public financing of elections are trying once again to void parts of the Clean Elections law that Arizona voters approved in 1998.
Injured workers can’t be denied benefits even if they were high when they were hurt, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
A small group of 15-yearolds were sitting on a bench outside the Wallace Theaters in Gilbert last week. It was 10:05 p.m. — five minutes past curfew.