Legal

Court: Shooter cannot sue for expulsion from House in harassment case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Thursday refused to reinstate former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter's challenge of his 2018 expulsion from the Legislature for violating its policies against sexual harassment and creating a hostile workplace.


Academic benefits a go: NCAA loses Supreme Court case on compensation

PHOENIX - The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that restrictions the NCAA attempted to put on the academic benefits, like laptops and study abroad funding, are unconstitutional. Schools can now provide any academic benefits they want.


With legalized sports betting coming to Arizona, concerns about gambling addiction increase

The ability to attend a sporting event, place a bet on a team and possibly return home a winner will soon be a reality in Arizona. So, too, could an uptick in gambling addiction, some worry.


Arizonans will be watching closely when Supreme Court takes up ACA

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act - again - in a case advocates say could affect health coverage for up to 233,000 Arizonans if the law is overturned. Arizona is part of the suit trying to reverse the law.


Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona conservative groups hailed the confirmation of "capable, brilliant" Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, after a rushed vote Monday that split the Senate along party lines.


McSally heaps praise on Barrett on eve of first confirmation vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, calling Barrett "a gift to America" during a brief meeting Wednesday.


Supreme Court to hear Trump plan to use Pentagon funds for border wall

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether the Trump administration can use an emergency declaration to divert $2.5 billion on Defense Department funds to construct the southern border wall.


Arizona faces back-to-back court hearings with weeks to Election Day

WASHINGTON - The road to the ballot box in Arizona apparently runs through the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard two cases in just the past two days concerning ballots and voter registration in the state.


Supreme Court’s Census ruling a ‘bitter pill’ to tribes, advocates

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities in Arizona who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.


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.


Alone among Democrats, Sinema stays silent on GOP Supreme Court push

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is the only Senate Democrat who has not come out against President Donald Trump's plan to quickly replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pick many say should wait until after the election.


Admirers line up to pay respects to Ginsburg, a ‘lion of equality’

WASHINGTON - Long lines formed outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday as admirers came to pay their final respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon whom one mourner called a "lion of equality."