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Arizona appeals court allows transgender man's divorce to proceed
August 14, 2014
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that a transgender man, who was legally married to a woman, may pursue a divorc from his wife within the Arizona court system. Thomas Beatie was born female but underwent medical procedures to change his sex and amend his birth certificate to recognize him as m....... [more]

Supreme Court allows execution of Arizona prisoner
July 23, 2014
The US Supreme Court vacated a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, granting a conditional preliminary injunction in the execution of an Arizona death row inmate. The Ninth Circuit stayed the inmate's execution on Sunday, refusing to allow the execution to move forward until p....... [more]

Federal appeals court postpones execution over drug secrecy
July 20, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Saturday postponed an Arizona death row inmate's execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used for the lethal injection. Joseph Wood's attorneys argued that their client's First Amendment rights were vio....... [more]

Federal appeals court blocks Arizona immigrant driver's license policy
July 8, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday blocked an Arizona policy barring certain immigrants from obtaining a driver's license. The decision reversed a ruling by the US District Court for the District of Arizona, which had denied plaintiffs a preliminary injunction. The appeals cour....... [more]

State Bans on Affirmative Action
June 5, 2014
04/22/2014: Supreme Court upheld Michigan affirmative action ban. 06/24/2013: Supreme Court sent Texas affirmative action case back to lower court. 11/06/2012: Oklahoma voters approved affirmative action ban. 04/02/2012: Ninth Circuit upheld California affirmative action ban. 11/02/2010: Ar....... [more]

Ninth Circuit continues to block Arizona abortion law
June 4, 2014
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, continuing to block Arizona's strict new abortion law from taking effect until the lawsuit challenging it is resolved. Federal judge William Fletcher, writing for the court, found that t....... [more]

Federal judge rejects requests to put voter citizenship ruling on hold
May 9, 2014
US District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday ruled that Kansas and Arizona voters will have to provide proof of US citizenship while registering to vote using the federal form, despite a pending appeal by a US agency of the federal judge's ruling that aids in the enforcement of new voter registration....... [more]

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]




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