March 13, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona has upheld the constitutionality of an Arizona law prohibiting public schools from offering courses that teach ethnic solidarity, a law which targeted the Mexican-American studies program in Tucson public schools. In the ruling issued ...[read more]
November 9, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A federal judge at the US District Court for the District of Arizona sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to life in prison on Thursday for killing six people in the January 2011 Tucson shooting. The shooting also injured thirteen people, including former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). Judge ...[read more]
September 1, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On September 1, 2006, a US District Court judge in Tucson dismissed controversial charges against two humanitarians arrested in July 2005 for aiding illegal immigrants they found in need of emergency medical attention in the Arizona desert. Shanti Sellz and Daniel Strauss were volunteering for No ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The man charged with killing six people and wounding 13 others in the January 2011 Tucson shooting pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California shortly after Judge Larry Alan Burns declared him mentally competent to stand trial. The defendant, Jared ...[read more]
April 8, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On April 8, 2011, the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow lawful possession of guns on the public right-of-ways of university campuses. The 33-24 House vote was preceded by a vote in the Arizona Senate, which approved the bill after it was amended to prohibit allowing ...[read more]
January 8, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
On January 8, 2011, Chief Judge John M. Roll of the US District Court for the District of Arizona was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire at a public constituent event in Tucson, Arizona. The gunman, Jared Loughner, killed additional five people and wounded 20 others, including Congresswoman ...[read more]
December 2, 2011
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a police officer does not have standing to challenge Arizona's controversial immigration law. Tucson patrol officer Martin Escobar challenged the law last year, claiming standing as an officer "mandated to enforce SB 1070." He ...[read more]
March 5, 2011
by Drew Singer
Federal prosecutors on Friday filed a 49-count indictment against Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the recent Tucson, Arizona shooting. The new indictment carries more severe charges than the original indictment filed in January, accounting for all victims of the attack and carrying more serious ...[read more]
February 12, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Federal District Judge Larry Burns ordered on Friday that the federal mug shots of accused Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner temporarily be kept from public view. Defense counsel for Loughner filed an emergency motion to bar release of those photos to the public, arguing that release of the photos ...[read more]
January 9, 2011
by Ann Riley
Chief Judge John M. Roll of the US District Court for the District of Arizona was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire at a public constituent event held outside of a shopping center in Tucson on Saturday. The gunman additionally killed 5 others, including a 9-year-old girl, and wounded 20. ...[read more]

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