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Another election season has come and gone. You might reasonably conclude that, once again, no ballot fraud occurred in Arizona, from the absence of any news accounts. But that’s almost certainly not true.
PHOENIX -- Arizona cannot require people to produce proof of citizenship before they register to vote, at least not for federal elections, a federal appellate court ruled Friday.
Tens of thousands of outstanding ballots have left the results of several statewide races up in the air.
PHOENIX -- Tens of thousands of outstanding ballots have left the results of several statewide races up in the air.
The time has arrived when we should consider and evaluate the value of one’s vote in our present state of our failing “democracy.” It is evident the outcome of elections now hinges on the desires of the “power-brokers.”
Past generations of Americans defied the odds to achieve the right to participate in the political process — overcoming menacing threats of violence, arrest, and coercion, all to earn the right to vote. As United States citizens, we pride ourselves on living in a country that has become the standard-bearer of democratic values worldwide. But a troubling pattern has taken hold, threatening this distinction for generations to come.
State judges cannot bar those placed on probation from using medical marijuana if they are otherwise eligible, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday. And that even includes those who were convicted for drug offenses.
A Pima County Superior Court judge may have paved the way for the state's more than 52,000 medical marijuana users to get into business of selling the drug, at least to each other.
Immigrant-rights advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging business raids by an Arizona sheriff's office that have led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers on charges of using fake or stolen IDs to get jobs.
I’m writing about Linda Turley-Hansen’s not-so-thoughtful column: “Just like booze and porn, pot changes the brain” (April 27).
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Election Assistance Commission to require would-be Arizona voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register.
State lawmakers want to force voters to reapprove, over and over again, perhaps dozens of measures they previously enacted.
Saying the money was withheld illegally, Arizona schools asked a judge on Tuesday to force the Legislature to restore at least $330 million state aid — what it should have been had the governor and lawmakers not ignored the law in the first place.
In a rebuff to state officials, the head of the federal Elections Assistance Commission has rejected Arizona's request to require proof of citizenship by those using a federal form to register to vote.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for four Arizona groups involved with voter registration are trying to get a federal judge to kill a bid by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to require proof of citizenship from all who register to vote.
“I like my wool socks that I get for $8 a pair. Then, the government makes a law that requires everyone to buy (or be given) new cotton socks or be fined. I get a letter saying that my 100 percent wool socks will no longer be available, but, that I can buy cotton socks for $12 or a wool/cotton blend for $20. You really think I should blame my sock company and not the government?”
PHOENIX — Not willing to maintain a dual registration system, Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants a court to order the federal Election Assistance Commission to modify its voter registration forms to demand proof of citizenship.
PHOENIX — Two state officials filed suit Wednesday in a bid to force the federal Election Assistance Commission to let Arizona add a requirement for proof of citizenship to that agency's voter registration form.
Arizona is renewing its bid to let election officials here demand proof of citizenship from everyone registering to vote, paving the way for yet another lawsuit.
PHOENIX — Arizona is renewing its bid to let election officials here demand proof of citizenship from everyone registering to vote, paving the way for yet another lawsuit.
“Bill Richardson (Commentary, July 17 Tribune) is wrong in claiming race is not a factor in the Martin verdict. Obviously if Zimmerman had ended up dead, and Martin the shooter, Martin would have been locked up for the rest of his life never to be heard from again. It would have been just one more shooting among many across the country that night. The real question in this case is: are we a nation of laws or a nation of vigilante justice? Does Florida’s stand your ground law allow someone like Zimmerman, patrolling the neighborhood with a big gun, appoint himself judge, jury and executioner?”
Calling a referendum drive misleading, a state senator has launched a campaign to keep voters from overturning extensive changes made by the Republican-controlled Legislature to voting laws.
The United States is slowly losing its standing as a democracy. It’s becoming a “takeover” by persons known and unknown. George Orwell’s “1984,” President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning, “Beware of the military-industrial complex,” to name a few historical references.
PHOENIX -- Saying federal law trumps state, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot demand proof of citizenship from individuals who use a federal voter registration form.
Gov. Jan Brewer has cleared one hurdle for new research on the possible medical benefits of marijuana.