Law & Government

AG says counties can ignore mask mandate ban, but Ducey can enforce in other ways

Gov. Doug Ducey’s recent executive order barring cities, counties and towns from requiring face masks likely doesn’t preempt local governments from issuing their own mandates, but he could probably still prohibit them through Arizona...

Ducey signs ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ bill

Volunteers delivered nearly 2,500 signatures in the past week to Gov. Doug Ducey, urging him to veto a bill that would make Arizona a “Second Amendment sanctuary” and bar law enforcement agencies in the Grand Canyon State from enforcing federal gun control measures. 

Business group pressures AZGOP lawmakers to abandon voter suppression bills

Prominent business leaders are asking lawmakers to reject several election-related bills that they deemed attempts to suppress voting in Arizona, a move that comes as Georgia faces calls for boycotts for passing similar legislation.

An Air Force spy plane just flew along the U.S-Mexico border

One of the U.S. Air Force’s high-altitude spy planes flew a path along the United State’s border with Mexico Thursday. 

Editor’s Thought Bubble: The #StopTheSteal audit was always going to be this way

It took me less than an hour to find the multitude of tweets that the lead auditor, a Florida man named Doug Logan, had sent from a Twitter account that he deleted sometime in January.

As GOP shifts strategy from election lawsuits to laws, voting rights advocates warn of Tennessee

As Republican-led legislatures continue a systematic push to pass laws they say are aimed at ratcheting up election security, voting rights advocates in Tennessee worry the entire nation could soon look a lot like the Volunteer State, where voter turnout and voter registration figures are among the lowest in the country.

Arizona Senate hires a ‘Stop the Steal’ advocate to lead 2020 election audit

The audit team that Senate President Karen Fann selected to examine the 2020 general election in Maricopa County will be led by a company owned by an advocate of the “Stop the Steal” movement who repeatedly alleged on social media that the election was rigged against former President Donald Trump.

Committee bypasses roadblock to revive and pass sentencing reform bill

A multi-year push to loosen Arizona’s strict sentencing laws was resurrected Tuesday, despite the resistance of a key Senate Republican who refused to hear the bill.

Granting D.C. statehood would honor freedom during this holy season

There is no way for us to reconcile our biblical responsibilities to one another with disenfranchising our brethren in the nation’s capital. Passover and Easter both carry powerful messages that my liberation is bound to yours, and yours to mine. 

Brnovich sues feds over tax cut restriction in COVID relief act

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking a federal judge to strike down a provision of the recent $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that bars states from using the money to “directly or indirectly” offset the cost of tax cuts, arguing that the law is either unconstitutionally vague or an infringement of state sovereignty.
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