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Alexis Waiss/Cronkite News

Attorneys say Resolution Copper Mine would ‘destroy’ worship at Oak Flat

By: - March 22, 2023

WASHINGTON – Attorneys for Apache Stronghold told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the proposed Resolution Copper Mine would lead to the “complete physical destruction” of sacred lands at Oak Flat, a clear violation of religious liberty laws. “The government’s position in this case is that it can obliterate a place of worship for any […]

Supreme Court hears Navajo water rights case with potentially big impact

By: - March 20, 2023

WASHINGTON – When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in Arizona v. Navajo Nation, it will be considering fairly technical legal questions, but the answers could have a large impact on water allocation in the Colorado River basin. The case actually combines two cases, Arizona v. Navajo Nation and Department of the Interior v. […]

Hobbs: State not ready to execute Gunches by April 6; court urged to force execution

By: - March 17, 2023

WASHINGTON – With just three weeks until convicted murderer Aaron Gunches is scheduled to be put to death, a court battle continues to rage over whether the state will be ready to execute him by lethal injection on April 6. Gov. Katie Hobbs said in filings with the Arizona Supreme Court Wednesday that she is […]