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Legal Beat

Federal judge blocks Arizona law limiting filming of police – Associated Press

A federal judge on Friday blocked enforcement of a new Arizona law restricting how the public and journalists can film police, agreeing with the American Civil Liberties Union and multiple media organizations who argued it violated the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi issued a preliminary injunction that stops the law from being

Abortion

Two months after Roe reversal, abortion picture in Arizona no clearer – Cronkite News

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, it left Arizona officials, advocates and physicians with 120 years of conflicting abortion laws to untangle. Two months later, things are still tangled. “We have struggled to understand what is permissible by law,” said Dr. Jill Gibson, medical director for Planned Parenthood Arizona. “It’s

Elections

Prison sought for Arizona official in ballot harvesting case – Associated Press

Photo: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Prosecutors are seeking a one-year prison sentence for a school board member in southern Arizona for illegally collecting four early ballots during the 2020 primary election. But if probation is imposed instead, prosecutors said the judge should then enforce a provision of Guillermina Fuentes’ plea deal that bars her

Voter ID

Arizona back in court – again – as feds sue over tough voter ID law – Cronkite News

Voting rights advocates on Wednesday welcomed the Justice Department’s decision to sue over Arizona’s strict new voter ID law that federal officials called a “textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act.” It’s just the latest legal challenge to election laws in Arizona, which have landed before the Supreme Court twice in recent years –

Abortion

Arizona providers, regulators can’t agree on abortion law after Dobbs – Cronkite News

Photo: Abortion opponents argue that a 1901 law criminalizing abortion in Arizona is back in effect, now that abortion is no longer recognized as a constitutional right. But abortion-rights advocates say it will require legal action to restore that law. (Photo by Daisy Gonzalez-Perez/Cronkite News) The Supreme Court decision Friday to eliminate a constitutional right

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