Law & Government

Prominent lobbyist angling for county attorney post, should Montgomery land on Supreme Court

Lobbyist and lawyer John Kaites is eyeing a possible appointment as Maricopa County’s top prosecutor if County Attorney Bill Montgomery gets a seat on the Arizona Supreme Court.

Pride flags hung from Capitol building for 1st time, then quickly removed

Flags representing LGBTQ communities that were hung from Arizona’s historic Capitol building for the first time ever Friday morning to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots were removed just hours after they were put up.

500-bed tent facility for migrant minors and families opens in Yuma

A Yuma tent facility to hold migrant families and minors is set to begin operations Friday night, according to the Associated Press.

Could Trump drown somebody on the U.S.-Mexico border and still not lose any votes?

President Trump’s increasingly hardline immigration agenda is to blame for the deaths of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 2-year-old daughter, Valeria.

Democrats cheer Supreme Court’s 2020 Census ruling

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the inclusion of the controversial citizenship question on the Census, calling the justification the Trump administration offered for adding the question “contrived.” The ruling was welcomed by Democrats in Arizona.

U.S. House Dems relent, chamber sends McConnell-backed border aid bill to Trump

A $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern U.S. border is poised to be enacted after top U.S. House Democrats reluctantly helped pass a version of the legislation adopted by the U.S. Senate.

Despite SCOTUS ruling, Arizona redistricting rules still limit gerrymandering

While the U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for states to engage in unbridled gerrymandering, the Arizona Constitution has additional protections that could prevent the kinds of ultra-partisan maps that are now deemed permissible...

Migrant children in AZ shelters to keep play time, education services, despite end of federal funding

The Arizona Department of Health Services reassured two concerned Democratic lawmakers that migrant children and teens housed in state-licensed facilities are guaranteed play time and an education.This month, Democratic Reps. Kelli Butler of Phoenix...

McSally hasn’t voted against any Trump judicial nominees

Halfway through her first year in the U.S. Senate, Arizona Republican Martha McSally is proving to be what she campaigned as last year: a party loyalist, at least when it comes to the GOP’s efforts to reshape the federal judiciary.

U.S. Supreme Court delays Census citizenship question

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed the addition of a citizenship to the 2020 Census, calling the justification the Trump administration offered for including the question "contrived."In a complicated decision regarding...