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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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Not going anywhere: Former ASU AD Patterson to lead Coyotes’ Valley-wide arena search

GLENDALE — In his first public appearance since becoming the sole owner of the Arizona Coyotes, Andrew Barroway insisted that the franchise’s top priority is to find a new, long-term home in Arizona.


Arizona furniture company wins trademark suit in federal court

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that an Arizona furniture company had its trademarks infringed by another company that used its name and its logo to sell identical products - what the court called "slam-dunk evidence" of infringement.


Court says tribal agency has jurisdiction in state school labor dispute

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Navajo Nation Labor Commission can decide a labor dispute between state school districts and their employees at schools on Navajo land.


Supreme Court may be eyeing state’s appeal on DACA driver’s licenses

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court this week moved to take a closer look at Arizona's bid to deny driver's licenses to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, sparking concern among immigration-rights advocates.


Trump gets partial win from Supreme Court on stalled travel ban

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday that the Trump administration can proceed, for now, with a limited version of its restrictions on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a ban that critics called at thinly veiled Muslim ban.

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Advocates to fight Redskins’ name, despite court ruling in similar case

WASHINGTON - Native American advocates vowed Monday to continue their fight against the "racist" name of the Washington Redskins, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that use of such names is protected by the First Amendment.


Court gives firefighters a second chance in age-discrimination case

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday said two former firefighters can sue the Mount Lemmon Fire District for age discrimination in their firing, a suit that had earlier been thrown out by a lower court.


Appeals court upholds tribes’ claim in dispute over Gila River water

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday agreed with two tribes who challenged a Freeport Minerals plan to divert water from the Gila River, saying the company had failed to show that its proposal would not affect the tribes.


Arizona women press case in Washington for transgender protections

WASHINGTON - Erica Keppler traveled from Phoenix to Washington so she could have her voice heard - the voice of a transgender woman.