1/11/06 – The Supreme Court was not a friendly venue for Indian tribes under former chief justice William Rehnquist. In the last two decades they've lost 80 percent of cases before the Court. University of Arizona law professor Rob Williams has written a new book, Like a Loaded Weapon, on the Rehnquist court and Indian rights. He told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker many of Rehnquist's opinions were based on 19th century stereotypes.
Phoenix – The issue is subsidization. Figures from the regents show that more than one dollar out of every four paid by students goes back out in the form of financial aid to others. That includes not only scholarships based on need but also tution waivers which are granted for various reasons, like good high school grades. That upsets state Rep. Chuck Gray. He noted there have been a series of sharp increases in the last four years, with tuition for Arizona residents now topping $4,400 a year.
Phoenix – One bill introduced for the upcoming session would require companies to shred or otherwise erase personal data on documents and electronic files before they throw them out. State Sen. Marilyn Jarrett said its a simple matter of businesses protecting their customers and clients from having their identity stolen.