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Oklahoma tribal sovereignty case gets Supreme Court review, not reversal

The Supreme Court will revisit - but not overturn - its landmark 2020 decision that said a large part of eastern Oklahoma is still legally Muscogee (Creek) reservation land, a ruling that state officials claim has upended trial courts there.


Supreme Court weighs claims in two Arizona death penalty appeals

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with the question of whether two Arizona death-row inmates can pursue new claims in federal court, or whether federal law prohibits hearings into those claims.


Arizonans join hundreds of female athletes opposing strict abortion law

WASHINGTON - Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court this week challenging Mississippi's restrictive new abortion law, which abortion opponents see as a vehicle for overturning Roe v. Wade.


Supreme Court ruling in Arizona case expected to have national impact

WASHINGTON - Both sides in the election law debate agree on at least one thing: The Supreme Court's expected ruling Thursday in an Arizona election law case will be felt well beyond the state's borders.


Tribal police may detain non-tribal members, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON - Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Natives traveling through reservation land if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.


Supreme Court to review Arizona voting laws overturned as discriminatory

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear Arizona's defense of two election laws, on ballot-collecting and out-of-precinct voting, that were struck down by a lower court earlier this year as racially discriminatory.


‘We get more followers in times of crisis’: As pandemic limits in-person action, activism goes digital

Online activism is on the rise as organizers find creative ways to replace in-person protests and still show their support for movements like Black Lives Matter.


Given history of discrimination, can community help Black-owned businesses survive COVID-19?

PHOENIX – Black-owned businesses were particularly hard-hit when the spread of COVID-19 shut down or restricted nonessential activity throughout the country last spring, leaving many to wonder whether they could survive the plummet in daily customers.


Court ruling on Cuccinelli reverses – for now – limits on asylum claims

WASHINGTON - Soon after being named acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli sharply reduced the amount of time migrants have to make their case for asylum. One problem - Cuccinelli was not legally the acting director, a court ruled, voiding the policy in the process.


Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Phoenix double-murderer

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for Phoenix double-murderer James McKinney, rejecting his argument that he should have been sentenced by a jury and not by the Arizona Supreme Court.


Supreme Court says ‘public charge’ rule can take effect – for now

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can enforce its proposed new "public charge" rule that will require immigrants show they will not need public assistance before they can gain admission to the U.S.


Census studied citizenship question even after losing in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Even as it was losing the fight last summer to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the bureau was running tests it says show the question would not have hurt response rates.The findings will not affect the 2020 Census, but advocates call it an unwelcome distraction.