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Navajo Nation Settles Coal Mining Royalty Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - (AP) The Navajo Nation has settled its allegations that a coal mining company conspired with others to cheat the tribe out of hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. The tribe and Peabody Energy announced a settlement Thursday... Read More

Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge stepped into the fight over Arizona's immigration law at the last minute Wednesday, blocking the heart of the measure and defusing a confrontation between police and thousands of activists that had been building for... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Utah Immigration Law
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Utah immigration law that would have allowed police to check the citizenship status of anyone they arrest, citing its similarities to the most controversial parts of an Arizona law that seems... Read More

Supreme Court Limits State Rules On Campaign Spending
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court imposed new limits Monday on states trying to restrain the influence of money in politics, striking down a law that tied the amount of public funds a candidate receives to how much privately funded rivals spend... Read More

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and... Read More

Supreme Court OKs Arizona's Tax Break For Private Schools
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A Supreme Court divided along ideological lines said Monday that ordinary taxpayers cannot challenge government programs that use tax breaks to direct money to religious activities. The court ruled 5-4 in favor of an Arizona scholarship... Read More

Supreme Court Sustains Arizona Employer Sanctions Law
Posted on 26 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court upheld an Arizona law Thursday that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters. By a 5-3 vote, the court... Read More

High Court Weighs Arizona Employer Sanctions Law
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to sustain an Arizona law that threatens to take away the licenses of businesses that knowingly hire workers who are in the United States illegally. The justices heard arguments in a... Read More

Supreme Court To Review Arizona Campaign Finance Law
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Less than a year after removing most limits on election spending by corporations and organized labor, the Supreme Court is signaling trouble for another campaign law that aims to curtail the political power of big money. The court... Read More

Arizona Gov. Brewer Asks Supreme Court To Hear Immigration Law Appeal
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law. The appeal comes as Brewer faced a deadline for contesting a district... Read More