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Court rejects death-row inmate’s appeal in 1991 Tucson rapes, murder

A federal appeals court Friday upheld the convictions of an Arizona death-row inmate for the rapes of three Tucson women, one of whom was murdered, over the course of several weeks in 1991. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Robert Lee Walden’s claims that he should have been tried

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Arizona faces back-to-back court hearings with weeks to Election Day

The road to the ballot box in Arizona apparently runs through the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard two cases in just the past two days concerning ballots and voter registration in the state. Late Tuesday night, the court ruled in one of those cases, reversing a lower court order that had extended

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Early end ordered to Arizona’s voter registration extension

An appeals court on Tuesday night ordered an early end to an extension of Arizona’s voter registration deadline that was ordered by a judge after pandemic restrictions led to a decrease in people signing up to vote. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said voter registration will end on Thursday, instead of Oct. 23, concluding

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