Justice

Pardon me? Obama’s record 1,023 commutations bypass Arizona so far

WASHINGTON - Arizona and Nevada have never had much in common with Vermont - until last month. Those three are now the only states that have not been touched by President Barack Obama's record-setting pace of prison sentence commutations, with 1,023 nonviolent federal criminals having their sentences reduced so far.

Minority, civil rights groups will work with Trump, will fight if need be

WASHINGTON - Minority and civil rights organizations met in Washington Thursday with a message for President-elect Donald Trump: They are willing to work with his administration, but only if he rejects what they called the hateful rhetoric of his campaign.

Court rejects second Democratic challenge to Arizona voting laws

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court handed Arizona Democrats their second defeat in a week Wednesday, refusing to block a state law that lets elections officials reject ballots cast by people who were not at their assigned polling place.

Supreme Court orders new sentencing hearings for five teen killers

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Arizona courts to reconsider the life-without-parole sentences handed down to five juveniles who were convicted in separate cases on a total of nine murders and other crimes in the 1990s.