Jury convicts Arizona Oath Keeper of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON - An Arizona man charged with seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 insurrection thought he was supporting peaceful protesters, his attorney argued Wednesday, but prosecutors said Edward Vallejo was played an essential role in the Oath Keepers' attack on the Capitol.


Arizona pet-toy maker in the doghouse with Jack Daniel’s over parody product

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether an Arizona manufacturer of pet toys infringed on Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 trademark with its Bad Spaniels Old No. 2 squeaky toy for dogs.


Supreme Court lets stand ruling upholding Arizona’s eight-person juries

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to Arizona's law that allows defendants in serious criminal cases to be tried by a jury of just eight people.


DACA suffers another court setback, but program remains in place for now

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that DACA, the deferred deportation program for young migrants, was unlawfully created in 2012 but that protection for current DACA recipients can continue for now.


Tribal officials: Court ruling poses ‘real threat’ to sovereignty, safety

WASHINGTON - Indigenous leaders called on Congress Tuesday to reverse a Supreme Court ruling that expands states' ability to prosecute crimes on tribal land, a ruling they said threatens their sovereignty and their ability to protect their citizens.


Police-recording ban likely blocked, as Kavanagh fails to mount defense

WASHINGTON - The sponsor of a law that would have made it a crime to videotape police conceded Friday that it will not take effect, after he failed to meet a deadline to challenge a court's injunction of the law.


Court: 292-year sentence in string of nonviolent burglaries is not excessive

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court said a 292-year sentence for a string of nonviolent burglaries over three months in Bullhead City was not "grossly disproportionate" to the crime and did not violate the Eighth Amendment.


Court says local health centers can challenge AHCCCS on reimbursements

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday ordered a new hearing for Arizona community health care centers that claim the state's Medicaid system is wrongly denying reimbursement for chiropractic, dental, optometric and podiatric care.


Court: Conviction in writing, not open court, violated defendant’s rights

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a drug-smuggling defendant’s rights were violated when a district court handed down his conviction in writing and not in open court, denying him an opportunity to appear.


Arizona nominee for federal judgeship grilled by GOP senators in hearing

WASHINGTON - Republican senators on Wednesday grilled Arizona attorney Roopali Desai, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, over her history of working for progressive causes and her work fighting claims of 2020 election fraud.


Court upholds Arizona prisons’ ban on explicit materials for inmates

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday upheld the Arizona prison system's ban on sexually explicit material for inmates, rejecting claims by a censored prison magazine publisher that the policy violates the First Amendment.


Court says states can try some tribal crimes; critics call it a ‘disaster’

WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can prosecute non-Natives for crimes against Native people on tribal lands, a ruling that critics called a "disaster" for tribal sovereignty and an "act of conquest."