Social Justice

Court: State doesn’t have to pay part of inmate’s suit – against state

WASHINGTON - An appeals court said Tuesday that a federal judge cannot order the state of Arizona to bear some of costs of a lawsuit brought against the state by an inmate in the state prison system.


Supreme Court justices have sharp questions in Arizona divorce case

WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts had pointed questions for attorneys arguing on behalf of an Arizona woman whose fight to regain some of her ex-husband's pension payments landed before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday.


Tucson voting system will stand, after Supreme Court rejects appeal

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Tucson's hybrid system of elections for city council members, ending a two-year court battle by critics who said it unconstitutionally violates the one-person, one-vote principle.

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Supreme Court to hear dispute on pension payments in Arizona divorce

WASHINGTON - When John and Sandra Howell divorced in 1991, they decided Mrs. Howell would get half of her ex-husband's Air Force pension.

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Judges say plan to split 9th Circuit could backfire, spark court delays

WASHINGTON - Judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized plans to split the massive Western circuit in two, telling a House committee Thursday that doing so would cost taxpayers money while slowing down the judicial process.


Gabrielle Giffords creates AZ gun-safety coalition

PHOENIX – Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who became a gun-control advocate after a gunman shot her in the head while opening fire at a constituent rally six years ago, on Thursday announced an Arizona coalition to promote gun safety and prevent violence.


Family fights efforts to weaken Shannon’s Law

PHOENIX – State Rep. Tony Rivero doesn’t believe accidental firing of a gun within city limits should be a felony.


March 10, 2017 Newscast

Cronkite News special: Government and justice reporting in Arizona


‘Love glasses’ help Muslim woman start tolerance revolution

Talking to Tara Ijai, one quickly learns that her company Love Glasses Revolution is not about the glasses, it’s about the love.


Maricopa inmate had right to confidential mail with lawyer, court says

WASHINGTON - Prisoners' rights to confidential communication with their attorneys includes the right to watch jailers open some mail in front of them to make sure it's not being read, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.


Arizona Jewish community centers targeted in bomb threats

Two Jewish community centers in Arizona were targeted with bomb threats Monday in the fifth wave of such threats to centers across the country in two months.


Bill would create memorial for 2011 Tucson shooting

[su_note note_color="#fafaf9"]"I remember Jan. 8, 2011, absolutely as clearly as if it were yesterday. It was very cold and the sky was absolutely blue. I heard a popping sound and found myself face down on the pavement. In that brief amount of time, a bullet had passed completely through Gabby’s brain and Gabe lay just inches from where I lay, but he was lifeless."
– Pam Simon, Tucson shooting survivor
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