Law and Policy


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. McCarthy is seeking enough GOP backing to become Democrat Nancy Pelosi's successor when Republicans take control of the House in the new Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans’ Agenda Focuses on Social Security Cuts and Sham Investigations—Not Working Families

Between Republicans’ economic agenda, spurious investigations, and threatened impeachments, the House is looking at a busy but unproductive year.

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Trump Wanted the IRS to Investigate His Political Enemies, According to His Former Chief of Staff

Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told the New York Times that the former president wanted investigations into those he believed to be his enemies, including former FBI director James Comey and former FBI official Andrew McCabe. 

Norma Thornton feeds people in need in Bullhead City. (Photo courtesy of Institute for Justice)
Woman Sues Over Bullhead City Ban on Feeding Homeless People in Parks

A woman who was arrested for feeding homeless people in northwest Arizona is suing over a local ordinance that regulates food-sharing events in public parks.

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Ducey Signs Bill That Limits Filming Police. Here’s What to Know About Your Rights.

In Arizona, federal appeals courts have recognized a First Amendment right to record police officers performing their official duties in public.

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Phoenix Lawyer Known for Defending Election Integrity, Invest in Ed, Nominated to 9th Circuit

Roopali Desai is Biden’s first nomination to the Phoenix chambers, and would be the first South Asian Judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie, center, joins, from left, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, at a news conference to announce a bipartisan update to the Violence Against Women Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Explained: Congress, Biden Reauthorize the Violence Against Woman Act

President Joe Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on March 16 as part of the omnibus spending bill. 

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Ukrainian Official Details Horrors of Russian Invasion, Asks Arizona Lawmakers for Help

The consul general of Ukraine requested aid in the form of heavy artillery, tanks, and armored vehicles, as well as long-range missiles needed to destroy Russian ships obliteratin