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Appeals court extends stay blocking new restrictions on use of abortion drugs in Arizona
April 9, 2014
A federal appeals court panel ruled on Tuesday to continue to block new regulations on the use of abortion medication while a case against them plays out in court. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked the Arizona rules last week. Attorney General Tom Horne asked the court to allow....... [more]

Mississippi lawmakers approve 20-week abortion ban
April 3, 2014
The Mississippi Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that bans abortions from being performed beyond 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, or 18 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which grants an exception for cases where pregnancy would endanger the life of the mother but not for victims of ra....... [more]

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks Arizona abortion drug regulations
April 3, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday temporarily blocked Arizona from enforcing a statute that will prohibit women from having a medication abortion after seven weeks of pregnancy. On Monday, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona refused to block the new....... [more]

Federal judge refuses to block Arizona abortion drug rules
April 1, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona refused Monday to block new abortion drug rules, allowing them to take effect Tuesday. Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) had initiated legal action earlier in March against the Arizona Department of Health Se....... [more]

State Religious Freedom Laws: Understanding the Purpose and Impact
March 25, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom describes the motivation behind Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the impact Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's veto of SB 1062 could have on the residents of Arizona...Suppose members of the white-supremacist Aryan Nation Church dec....... [more]

Arizona court rules in favor of medicinal marijuana extracts
March 23, 2014
The Maricopa County Superior Court on Friday ruled that Arizonans may use marijuana extracts for medical conditions. The Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit in October on behalf of the Welton family seeking a declaration that the marijuana derivative used....... [more]

Federal judge rules for Kansas, Arizona on voter proof of citizenship laws
March 20, 2014
The US District Court for the District of Kansas on Wednesday ordered the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to assist Kansas and Arizona in enforcing their proof of citizenship laws for new voters by adding language requested by both states to the state-specific instructions on the federal mai....... [more]

Women's health providers challenge Arizona abortion restrictions
March 5, 2014
Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging an Arizona law limiting the use of abortion-inducing drugs. Bryan Howard, the president of Planned Parenthood, stated that the regulation could deprive Arizona women of access....... [more]

Arizona House approves bill allowing unannounced inspections of abortion clinics
March 5, 2014
The Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow for unannounced inspections of licensed abortion clinics. The Republican-backed measure, which passed in the House 34-22, would delete a provision in a state law that mandates that an administrative warrant be obtained....... [more]

Arizona governor vetoes bill allowing businesses to refuse service
February 27, 2014
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed controversial Bill 1062, which would have permitted state business owners to refuse service to individuals for "religious reasons," and which has largely been denounced by critics as sanctioning discrimination against LGBT individuals. The bill was jo....... [more]

Arizona legislature passes bill allowing businesses to refuse service for religious reasons
February 21, 2014
Arizona state lawmakers gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that will allow state business owners to refuse service to individuals for "religious reasons," a law that has been denounced by critics as sanctioning discrimination against LGBT individuals. The bill was jointly written by the conse....... [more]




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