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PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's appeal of a ruling that criticized a decision by his jail officers to force pink underwear onto a mentally ill inmate who erroneously believed jailers were trying to rape him.
A divided appeals court Friday upheld a Gilbert sign ordinance, saying it did not infringe on the First Amendment rights of Good News Presbyterian Church.
Gov. Jan Brewer -- or at least her attorneys -- will get a chance to argue that Arizona should be allowed to enforce a law aimed at those who harbor illegal immigrants.
Lawyers for five Arizona death row inmates are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that how the state conducts injection executions doesn’t violate the inmates’ rights. A lawsuit filed on behalf of the prisoners claimed the state has deviated from court-approved processes by using unvetted personnel to administer lethal injections under a sheet, away from witnesses’ view.
Federal appellate judges have refused to overturn the civil verdict against a Cochise County rancher found guilty of illegally imprisoning 16 border crossers.
A coalition of groups challenging Arizona’s immigration law are backing away from their appeal aimed at thwarting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling over the statute’s most contentious section.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied an Arizona sheriff's request to reverse a lower-court decision barring his deputies from detaining people solely on the suspicion that they're illegal immigrants.
A federal appeals court Tuesday spurned a request by civil rights groups for a new injunction to once again block Arizona's 2010 immigration law.
Gov. Jan Brewer appointed her third justice Friday to the five-member Arizona Supreme Court, once again, a Republican just like her.
Arizona goes back to court this coming week over SB 1070, this time to defend a provision aimed at day laborers.
State officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow it to cancel insurance benefits for the domestic partners of state and university workers who are gay.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for a lower court ruling that would stop Arizona election officials from rejecting voter registration forms that do not have evidence of citizenship.
The White House released a copy of President Barack Obama’s long-form Hawaii birth certificate, but attorneys Gary Kreep and Orly Taitz, who remain unconvinced that Obama was born in the United States, asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on May 2 to revive a lawsuit challenging Obama’s citizenship that was dismissed by U.S. District Judge David Carter in late 2009.
A federal appeals court said a Tempe man who planned a massacre at the 2008 Super Bowl in Glendale but changed his mind can't be charged with violating federal laws.
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider how far Arizona -- and other states -- can go in requiring voters to prove citizenship when registering.
Setting bold new standards for digital searches, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that customs agents need "reasonable suspicion'' a crime has occurred before delving into the hidden files on someone's computer.
PHOENIX -- Arizona will get its last legal shot this spring to finally enforce all of its 2-year-old immigration law.
Two organizations that promote "family values'' and nearly a dozen other states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let Arizona deny health care and other benefits to the domestic partners of its gay employees.
A federal appeals court will hear arguments Friday of whether Arizona voters stepped over the line by denying bail to illegal immigrants charged with certain crimes.
A federal judge has given state and county election officials until the end of the month to finally comply with a court order to make sure that alternate voter registration forms are readily available — forms that do not require proof of citizenship.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawyers face a March 28 deadline for asking an appeals court to reconsider its ruling that criticizes the sheriff’s practice of making jail inmates wear pink underwear.
“To all Birthers (idiots):
Upon receiving the news that Federal Judge Susan Bolton had blocked the "meat of the law" in Senate Bill 1070 and issued a Temporary Injunction, State Sen. Russell Pearce (R-Mesa), who authored SB 1070, speculated that the state of Arizona would lose its appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco. He made this prediction based upon the fact that a majority of the judges who sit on this court are registered Democrats.