WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear an Arizona death-row inmate's claim that he was wrongly denied the chance to tell jurors he would be ineligible for parole if they sentenced him to life instead of death.
WASHINGTON - A federal court this week blocked a Biden administration regulation that would have given border officials more flexibility on deportations to let officers focus limited resources on deporting those who pose the greatest threat.
A federal appeals court said Monday that Mesa and Gilbert police cannot be sued for depriving surviving family members of their right to "familial association" with a man whom officers shot 30 times in a 2016 confrontation.
WASHINGTON - The on-again, off-again fight to end the Trump-era "remain in Mexico" policy is on again, after the Supreme Court said it will review lower court rulings that have forced the Biden administration to keep the program in place, with a ruling likely by this summer.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said a Navajo man who held his girlfriend while he assaulted her cannot also be convicted of kidnapping, saying such an expansion of kidnapping would lead to a "steroidal version" of assault laws.
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.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said Monday that an Arizona inmate's lawsuit can proceed against corrections officials who confiscated his hip-hop CDs and Nation of Islam books as banned materials.
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.
Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, switched attorneys Monday, laying the groundwork for a possible appeal of his plea and 41-month sentence.
WASHINGTON - The future of abortion rights was not strictly the issue before the Supreme Court when it took up Texas' strict abortion law Monday, but that was not evident from the scores of protesters who gathered outside the court.
WASHINGTON - An appeals court Thursday rejected an Arizona death-row inmate's argument that his sentence was unconstitutional because his crime, burning a former roommate to death, was committed in a brief window when the state was revising its death penalty law.
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.