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KNAU and Arizona News
12:02 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Supreme Court Invalidates Arizona Law Denying Bail to Undocumented Immigrants

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a lower court ruling overturning an Arizona law that denies bail to undocumented immigrants who are charged with crimes. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the decision will likely result in numerous bail hearings in the state.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:05 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Immigrant Bail Law Might go to Supreme Court

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Immigration advocates are calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against an Arizona law that denies bail to illegal immigrants. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, as of now, the law is still on the books.

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State Capitol News
2:43 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Gay Marriage Hold in Idaho Puts the Brakes on Efforts in Arizona

Brandon Armstrong, left, and Thomas Etheridge kiss and embrace after they were wed at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., in May.
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The path to same-sex marriages here hit a bump this morning Wednesday as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily stayed Tuesday's ruling by the 9th S. Circuit Court of Appeals voiding a similar law in Idaho. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
5:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Move Won’t Affect Arizona, Yet

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Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to delay same-sex marriages in other states has no immediate impact here. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, it could expedite gay marriages in the state if and when federal courts here decide the issue.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:02 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Flagstaff Couples Join Challenge to Arizona’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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After recently being denied marriage licenses, two same-sex Flagstaff couples joined a lawsuit Monday challenging the state’s one-man-one-woman definition of marriage. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the lawsuit seeks to overturn a 2008 voter approved amendment to the state constitution.

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State Capitol News
3:17 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Enforcement of Arizona Abortion Law

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.
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The U.S. Supreme Court refused today to allow the state to enforce its ban on abortion at 20 weeks. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:44 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Brewer Asks Supreme Court to Allow SB 1070 Enforcement Provision

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Gov. Jan Brewer asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to let the state enforce a 2010 law making it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor those in the country illegally. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:21 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Court Case Aims to Green Light Gay Marriage in Arizona

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Four gay couples went to court Monday seeking the right to be legally wed in the state. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:30 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

US Supreme Court to Hear AZ Immigration Law

     PHOENIX (AP) _ The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on
Arizona's immigration enforcement law on April 25, in the last such
hearing of the high court's current term.
     The court will review a federal appeals court decision that
upheld a judge's ruling blocking key provisions of the Arizona law.
     One of those provisions requires that police, while enforcing
other laws, question a person's immigration status if officers have
reasonable suspicion the person is in the country illegally.

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11:32 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Arizona's Attorney General says state has good case

Attorney General Tom Horne says he believes Arizona has a good case when the U.S Supreme Court hears arguments in late April, on the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law, known as 1070.

The Supreme Court hearing comes at the request of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  It follows a decision by the 9thU-S Circuit Court of Appeals upholding an injunction against key sections of the law.  Among those sections is a requirement that police, while enforcing other laws, check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally.

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