Legal

Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona case on custody fight over tribal kids

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children.

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Volunteers help DACA recipients through ‘nerve wracking’ renewal process

PHOENIX — As the weeks go by, DACA recipients know time is running out. That’s why on Wednesday morning, several of them walked into the Phoenix offices of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA). They wrote their names on a sign-in sheet and carried folders of paperwork. They took seats next to volunteers.

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Senate eyes bill on online sex trafficking; critics say it goes too far

WASHINGTON - When prosecutors tried to bring criminal charges against backpage.com in connection with alleged sex trafficking, a California judge dismissed the case last month saying the website enjoyed immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.


Arizona lawmakers weigh in on case pitting gay rights, religious rights

WASHINGTON - Three Arizona lawmakers were among the scores of House and Senate members who filed a court brief Thursday defending the Colorado cake shop owner who was sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.


Senate probe blasts Chandler-based Insys for practices on painkiller

WASHINGTON - A Senate investigation released Wednesday claims that Chandler-based pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics used "aggressive and likely illegal techniques to boost prescriptions" of a painkiller that contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.


Appeals court gives restaurant workers another chance in wages lawsuit

WASHINGTON - A group of Arizona restaurant servers will get another day in court to prove their claim that their employers failed to pay them sufficiently for work that should have paid them minimum wage.


Immigration attorneys say DREAMers will be left in limbo

PHOENIX — Arizona immigration attorneys said the six-month winding down of the dreamers’ program leaves thousands in limbo.


Court rejects bid to declare Sonoran Desert bald eagle endangered

WASHINGTON - A federal court has rejected a bid to declare the Sonoran Desert bald eagle an endangered species, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly when it determined the birds were no different than other bald eagles.


FAA ordered to toss out Sky Harbor flight paths that raised noise levels

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to throw out a controversial flight path plan for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that sparked tens of thousands of noise complaints from neighbors.


Arizona lawmakers praise, condemn Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

WASHINGTON - In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.


Court orders Arizona federal judges to stop shackling defendants

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday ordered district judges in Arizona to stop shackling defendants unless they first determine that restraints are needed for "maintaining security and order" in the court.


President Trump grants pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

President Donald Trump has pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the White House announced late Friday afternoon.

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