Law & Government

ICE terminates cases for two DACA youth arrested without probable cause

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has terminated the immigration cases for Máxima Guerrero and Roberto Cortes, who were arrested by the Phoenix Police Department following a May 30 protest and placed in immigration proceedings when federal agents detained them at a local jail. 

Supreme Court ruling protects religious options in Arizona school choice

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in a school choice case in Montana won’t open any new doors in Arizona, but will ensure that parents here continue to have religious options when they use the state’s school choice programs.

‘Brutal’ COVID-19 numbers mean more shut-downs, delay in school year

As Arizona’s COVID-19 cases continue to climb, the state’s bars and nightclubs have once again been ordered closed, and Gov. Doug Ducey said the “brutal facts” mean that students won’t be returning to school until mid-August, at the earliest.

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s liberal judges to strike down Louisiana abortion law

In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have severely limited access to abortion in Louisiana and opened the door to further abortion limitations around the country.

A doctor’s COVID-19 message to our leaders: Shame on you

Leadership should not be about political advance and popular opinion. A true leader makes difficult decisions based upon evidence, despite the disapproval of some.

Tempe PD pepper sprayed demonstrators at Saturday ‘chalk walk’ protest

A creative protest supporting the Black Lives Matters movement at Tempe Marketplace Saturday went from chalk art to chaos when Tempe police officers tackled three people to the ground and arrested them, while other officers used pepper spray on protesters who were obeying police commands to back up.

Why is the governor scapegoating Latinos for the COVID-19 crisis?

As an Arizona senator, I didn’t think anything else could shock me, but Gov. Doug Ducey proved me wrong in a most incredible way.

Capacity data for individual hospitals shielded from public

Anyone worried about how the COVID-19 outbreak is taxing Arizona’s health care system can easily see for themselves how much of the state’s hospital capacity is in use on a given day. But anyone who wants that information for individual hospitals and hospital systems is out of luck.

McSally, other vulnerable 2020 GOPers spur public lands bill passage

Endangered Republican senators like Arizona’s Martha McSally provided key backing for the public lands bill the U.S. Senate passed June 17, a possible indication the issue holds increasingly bipartisan appeal.

Arizona jobless rate drops sharply, but still at twice pre-COVID levels

Arizona posted one of the sharpest unemployment drops in the country in May, falling from a historic high of 13.4% in April to 8.9% last month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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