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December 17, 2014

  • Dreamers Drivers Licenses  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court denied a request by Governor Jan Brewer to stay an appeals court ruling that allowed young, illegal immigrants with deferred deportation to get drivers licenses. Dan Pochoda, senior counsel for the Arizona ACLU, will discuss the case.

November 6, 2014

  • Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona State Supreme Court is holding a special hearing at the University of Arizona regarding a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will provide a live report from Tucson.

October 14, 2014

  • Vote 2014: Judicial Retention  |   Video
    • In Arizona, judges on the state level and in the two largest counties are not elected, but are appointed. However, every election they are up for retention and can be voted off the court. Judges are rated by those who use the court system, and those results are available for review by voters. In this election cycle, the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance has issued a rare non-retention for a judge in Pima County. Mike Hellon, chair of the commission, will discuss how you can find out information about judges on the ballot.

October 9, 2014

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court’s new session started October 6. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the important cases before the court, including an Arizona case involving the drawing of congressional district maps.

October 2, 2014

  • Arizona Redistricting Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court says it will take up a lawsuit that challenges the process used to draw maps for Arizona’s congressional districts. The question before the court is whether only the legislature can redraw the maps. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will discuss the case.

September 2, 2014

  • European Union Data Privacy  |   Video
    • A court case in Europe has strengthened the right to online privacy, and those rules will apply to companies doing business in the European Union. Arizona State University professor Adriana Sanford of the W.P. Carey School of Business will discuss how EU data protection will affect U.S. companies and consumers.

August 19, 2014

  • Arizona’s Future: Civic Engagement, O’Connor House  |   Video
    • After serving on the highest court in the land, former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor continues her commitment to service with the O’Connor House, which seeks to help increase voting rates. Find out what she has to say about her efforts to increase voting.

August 18, 2014

  • Streamlining the Adoption Process  |   Video
    • The Maricopa County Juvenile Court System is streamlining the adoption process to make it quicker and more efficient. To do that, the court has created the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Adoption Unit. Judge Bradley Astrowsky of Maricopa County Juvenile Court will discuss the changes.

July 9, 2014

July 7, 2014

  • Dreamers Licenses  |   Video
    • The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that young illegal immigrants given deferred deportations can have drivers licenses in Arizona. Governor Jan Brewer had issued an executive order, denying the “Dreamers” licenses. The court said that the young illegal immigrants were harmed by unequal treatment by the state. Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic discussed the ruling.

July 3, 2014

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will recap the big cases adjudicated by the United States Supreme Court this session.

June 4, 2014

  • De Facto School Segregation  |   Video
    • It’s been 60 years since the United States Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional. However, de facto segregation continues. Arizona State University associate education professor Jeanne Powers will discuss her research into the clustering of races in Arizona schools.

May 19, 2014

  • Supreme Court Midterm Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has already decided several big cases that deal with affirmative action, prayer at city council meetings and campaign contributions. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will review cases already decided and cases still pending before the court adjourns.

April 30, 2014

  • Redistricting Ruling  |   Video
    • A U.S. District court has ruled that Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission does not have to redraw maps for legislative district maps. Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times will discuss the ruling.

April 21, 2014

  • Child Abuse in Arizona  |   Video
    • “Keeping Children Safe: Ask an Expert” is a show that will air on 8pm on Monday, April 21 on Eight Arizona PBS. During the show, viewers can call in and talk to an expert with their questions about child abuse and human trafficking. Leading up to that on Arizona Horizon, Maricopa County Juvenile Court presiding judge Colleen McNally will discuss the issue of child abuse in Arizona.

April 7, 2014

  • Congressional Spending  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic reports that spending by outside groups on congressional campaigns in Arizona has tripled since a controversial supreme court ruling on campaign financing. Rebekah Sanders of the Arizona Republic will talk about her report.

April 2, 2014

  • Campaign Contribution Ruling  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court lifted limits on the total amount of money people can give during one election cycle to political candidates. The court left intact the $5,200 limit that can be given to a particular candidate during a two-year election cycle. Dan Barr, a partner in the law firm Perkins Coie, will discuss the ruling.

March 24, 2014

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Hearing  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his top deputies were called into court for comments the deputy made about federal oversight of the department. JJ Hensley of the Arizona Republic will give us an update.

December 18, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits Ruling  |   Video
    • The Arizona Supreme Court lifted a preliminary injunction against significantly higher campaign contribution limits that can be given to political candidates. Jeremy Duda, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, will talk about the ruling.

December 2, 2013

  • School Funding Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Some charter school students and their families are asking that the Arizona Court of Appeals reverse a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling from last April that upheld the current funding system for K-12 schools. Those filing the suit say that system gives much more money per pupil to traditional public school students. The plantiff’s attorney, Korey Langhofer, and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, will discuss the case and school funding for charter and traditional public schools.

November 19, 2013

  • Exculpatory Evidence  |   Video
    • The Arizona Supreme Court issued new rules last week that require attorneys to reveal evidence that could prove the innocence of a criminal defendant. Executive Director of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council Elizabeth Ortiz, and Keith Swisher, a defense attorney, discuss the issue.

October 21, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals recently put an injunction on higher campaign contribution limits approved by the legislature this year. The injunction comes as politicians are in the midst of fundraising for next year’s election. Sam Wercinski of the Arizona Advocacy Network and attorney Lee Miller will discuss the pros and cons of the higher limits.

October 14, 2013

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its session. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the big cases expected this session.

October 10, 2013

  • Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued a legal opinion this week that says those who register to vote in Arizona using a federal form can only vote in federal elections, while those who register to vote using a state form can vote in all elections. His opinion comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires Arizona to allow people to register to vote using a federal or state form. Horne and Alessandra Soler of the Arizona ACLU will discuss his legal opinion.

October 7, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne his issued a legal opinion that will impact how people can vote next year. Those who register to vote using a federal form will only be able to vote in federal elections. Those who register to vote using a state form will be able to vote in all elections. Horne’s legal opinion comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires Arizona to allow people to register to vote using a federal or state form. The state form requires proof of citizenship, the federal form does not. Phoenix Attorney Joe Kanefield, a former elections director for Arizona, will discuss the issue.

September 24, 2013

  • Campaign Finance Lawsuit  |   Video
    • An Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing higher limits on campaign contributions in Arizona is being appealed to the Court of Appeals. The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission has filed the appeal, claiming that the new law allowing higher contributions violates the Voter Protection Act. Tom Collins, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, and Arizona House Speaker Pro Tempore J.D. Mesnard, will debate the new law.

September 12, 2013

  • Same-Sex Couples Tax Filing Status  |   Video
    • The U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service have issued new rules that say all legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same tax benefits as married heterosexual couples. That new rule resulted from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. It means same-sex couples can now file joint tax returns. Certified Public Accountants, Jared Van Arsdale and David Walser, discuss what the new rule means for Arizona same-sex couples who are legally married.

September 2, 2013

  • Yavapai Oral History  |   Video
    • The Yavapai Community of the Fort McDowell Reservation east of the Phoenix area has fought for rights that have had nationwide implications. The Yavapai fought and won in court for voting rights in the 1940s, battled a federal dam and were the first to have gaming. In the 1970s, tribal elders Mike Harrison and John Williams sought to have their history recorded as they themselves knew it, passed down orally from generation to generation. The effort resulted in a book “Oral History of the Yavapai.” Book editor Caroline Butler will talk about the book.

July 24, 2013

  • Medical Marijuana Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Health Services has set an August 7 deadline for medical marijuana dispensaries to open after receiving their certificate for operation. Several dispensaries say they have been bogged down by court fights over medical marijuana, and have sued to get more time to open. Three days of hearings are being held to determine if those operators will get more time. Department of Health Services Director Will Humble will talk about the hearing and give us an update on medical marijuana.

July 22, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • State lawmakers passed a law that raises campaign contribution limits ten-fold. That law is now being challenged in court. The suit says the law violates the state’s Voter Protection Act, which prohibits lawmakers from making substantial changes to laws approved by voters. Louis Hoffman, a commissioner from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission will discuss the suit, along with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

July 8, 2013

  • Impact of Voting Rights Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled against a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That provision required some states, including Arizona, to get pre-clearance from the federal government for changes in election laws. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission draws maps for congressional and legislative districts. Joe Kanefield, an attorney for the commission, will talk about the impact of the ruling on the commission.

July 1, 2013

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • From same-sex marriage to voting rights, the United States Supreme Court released some blockbuster rulings in its final few weeks in session. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will analyze the big rulings.

June 26, 2013

  • Same-Sex Marriage Cases  |   Video
    • More blockbuster rulings from the United States Supreme Court today. In a ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, the court said that legally-married same sex couples could not be denied federal benefits. In the Proposition 8 case out of California, the court decided that private parties had no legal right to defend the measure, which banned gay marriages. In separate interviews, Jim Campbell of Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, a co-counsel on the prop 8 case, and Rebecca Wininger of Equality Arizona, will talk about the rulings.

June 25, 2013

  • Voting Rights Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court today struck down a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The provision required some states to get preclearance for changes in voting laws. Arizona was among those states. Attorney General Tom Horne, who presented a Friend of the Court Brief in the case, will talk about today’s ruling. In a separate interview, Sam Wercinski, Executive Director of the Arizona Advocacy Network, will discuss the case as well. He is against today’s ruling.

June 18, 2013

  • Voter Registration Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled that part of an Arizona voter registration law violates the constitution. The court held that Arizona can require proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a state form, but cannot require the same proof when using a federal form. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the head of elections for Arizona, will discuss the impact of the ruling on voting.

June 17, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration Law  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling today that said an Arizona voter registration law is unconstitutional. The court ruled the state cannot require people who register to vote to provide proof of citizenship when using a federal form, but can require that proof if they register using a state form. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about the ruling.
  • DNA Patent Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled last week that companies cannot patent naturally occurring DNA, but can patent synthetic DNA. Gary Marchant of the Arizona State University College of Law. will talk about the ruling.

June 13, 2013

  • Yavapai Oral History Book  |   Video
    • The Yavapai Community of the Fort McDowell Reservation east of the Phoenix area has fought for rights that have had nationwide implications. The Yavapai fought and won in court for voting rights in the 1940s, battled a federal dam and were the first to have gaming. In the 1970s, tribal elders Mike Harrison and John Williams sought to have their history recorded as they themselves knew it, passed down orally from generation to generation. The effort resulted in a book “Oral History of the Yavapai.” Book editor Caroline Butler will talk about the book.

June 10, 2013

  • Education Savings Accounts  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals denied a request to block Arizona’s education savings account program recently, a ruling expected to be appealed. The program allows families to use money that would have been spent in traditional public schools for private schools, homeschooling or education therapy. Clint Bolick, the lead attorney from the Goldwater Institute, and Don Peters, an attorney representing the Arizona Education Association, will discuss education savings accounts.

May 28, 2013

  • Glendale Casino Legalities  |   Video
    • A proposed casino in Glendale has been challenged in court several times, and each time has beaten those challenges. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier of the law firm Snell and Wilmer will talk about the legal challenges the casino has faced and explain the laws regulating casinos.

May 22, 2013

  • Abortion Ban Ruling  |   Video
    • The ninth circuit court of appeals struck down an Arizona law which bans abortions after 20 weeks. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender talks about the ruling.

April 16, 2013

April 8, 2013

  • Bisbee Civil Unions Ordinance  |   Video
    • The Bisbee City Council has approved an ordinance allowing same-sex civil unions in the southeastern Arizona city. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says that is unconstitutional, and has threatened to take the issue to court. Horne and attorney Tim Nelson will discuss the legality of the ordinance.

March 27, 2013

  • Gay Marriage Cases  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has oral arguments scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday for cases that could lead to a landmark decision on gay marriage. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will discuss the cases.

March 18, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on an Arizona law Monday that requires proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will give us analysis of the court’s arguments.

March 7, 2013

  • Miranda Warning Anniversary  |   Video
    • The 50th anniversary of one of the most famous arrests in American history is happening in March. On March 13th, 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested for rape, kidnapping and robbery in Phoenix without being informed of any of his rights. That led to a United States Supreme Court ruling requiring all being arrested to be read their “Miranda Rights.” Arizona State University adjunct law professor Gary Stuart, who’s written a book about the case, will talk about the history of the Miranda Warning.

March 5, 2013

  • Voting Rights Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on an Alabama case that could overturn a key provision of the 1965 voting rights act. Civil rights advocates have called that provision the “hammer” and “heart” of federal efforts to protect minority voting rights. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will tell us more about the case.

February 5, 2013

  • Child Welfare Reform  |   Video
    • Maricopa County and its court system have come up with a new plan to deal with infants and toddlers who go through the child welfare system. The new system strives to help the parents of infants and toddlers with parenting skills and make sure that the babies receive the care they need. Judge Aimee Anderson will discuss the new “Cradle 2 Crayons Child Welfare Center.”

January 29, 2013

  • Adult Probation Program  |   Video
    • A look at recent successes within Arizona’s Adult Probation Program with Kathy Waters, director of the Division of Adult Probation Services for the Arizona Supreme Court. State Schools Chief John Huppenthal, the chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee who sponsored the probation-reform bill, gives his take on the issue.

October 4, 2012

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender provides a preview of key cases the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing during its new term that started this week.

September 11, 2012

  • Casino Land Near Glendale  |   Video
    • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that puts the Tohono O’odham Nation a step closer to building a casino on land it owns near the City of Glendale, Arizona. Phoenix Business Journal reporter Mike Sunnucks provides an update on the ruling and the latest news about efforts to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale.

August 22, 2012

  • Arizona Laws Challenged in Court  |   Video
    • Legal challenges to the “Papers Please” section of SB 1070 and the Arizona Legislature’s sweep of $50 million from a mortgage settlement fund were heard in court this week. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services talks about the hearings and explains what the cases are all about.

July 26, 2012

  • Education Sales Tax Initiative  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is asking the State Supreme Court if a state sales tax initiative should be placed on the November General election ballot. Bennett explains why he’s appealing a lower court’s ruling that said the initiative should be placed on the ballot.

July 18, 2012

  • Sales Tax Extension  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett rejected petition signatures for the Quality Education and Jobs Initiative, which would extend a one-cent state sales tax. Bennett said wording on petition sheets didn’t match what was given to his office electronically. A court hearing will be held on the rejection of the signatures. Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic will tell us what the court decides.

June 28, 2012

June 26, 2012

June 25, 2012

  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: SB 1070 - Legal  |   Video
    • ASU law professors Paul Bender and Carissa Hessick and immigration attorney Regina Jefferies provide legal analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070. Plus, State Representative John Kavanagh and former state lawmakers/political consultant John Loredo talk about the opinion and the politics of enforcing SB 1070 moving forward.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: SB 1070 - Political  |   Video
    • ASU law professors Paul Bender and Carissa Hessick and immigration attorney Regina Jefferies provide legal analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070. Plus, State Representative John Kavanagh and former state lawmakers/political consultant John Loredo talk about the opinion and the politics of enforcing SB 1070 moving forward.

June 21, 2012

  • Legal Briefs: Executive Privilege & Supreme Court Opinions  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender, an expert in constitutional law, explains “executive privilege”, a power President Obama invoked this week to avoid turning over to Congress certain Justice Department documents related to the botched anti-gun smuggling operation known as “Fast and Furious”. And, as the nation awaits U.S. Supreme court rulings on SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, Bender explains the High Court’s process for issuing opinions.
  • Affordable Care Act  |   Video
    • Health care expert Susan Gerard explains what’s at stake for Arizonans as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to release its ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

June 19, 2012

  • Spanish-language Media: SB 1070 Education  |   Video
    • Spanish-language media across Arizona are uniting as “Hoy Somos Arizona” (Today We Are Arizona) to present a 30-minute program designed to educate and prepare Latino viewers for the forthcoming Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070. Abigail Duarte of “Mi Familia Vota” talks about the program that will be shown statewideJune 20th at 5pm .

June 18, 2012

  • New Immigration Enforcement Policy - The Policy  |   Video
    • The Obama Administration has announced a new immigration enforcement policy that protects young, law-abiding, undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation proceedings for two years, and makes them eligible to apply for work authorization. We’ll take a look at various aspects of this new policy with: Dulce Matuz, President of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition; Regina Jefferies, Immigration Attorney; Rudy Espino, ASU Political Science Professor; and opposition to the policy change
  • New Immigration Enforcement Policy - The Politics  |   Video
    • The Obama Administration has announced a new immigration enforcement policy that protects young, law-abiding, undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation proceedings for two years, and makes them eligible to apply for work authorization.
  • New Immigration Enforcement Policy - The Questions  |   Video
    • The Obama Administration has announced a new immigration enforcement policy that protects young, law-abiding, undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation proceedings for two years, and makes them eligible to apply for work authorization.

June 12, 2012

  • Clean Elections   |   Video
    • Fewer candidates are signing up for Clean Elections public campaign funding in Arizona because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling two years ago that struck down additional funding for candidates to match spending from those running with private dollars. Todd Lang, Arizona’s Clean Elections Director, will talk about the trend.

June 4, 2012

  • SB 1070 lawsuit  |   Video
    • A hearing was held in another lawsuit looking to overturn the state’s immigration law, SB 1070. It’s a separate case from the one being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court right now. Plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge in Phoenix to grant them class action status in fighting the law. Dan Pochoda, Legal Director for the ACLU of Arizona, discusses the case on Arizona Horizon.

April 25, 2012

  • Arizona v. United States: SB 1070 Supreme Court Arguments  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender offers his legal analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Arizona v. United States. Governor Jan Brewer appealed the case to the High Court after lower courts prevented key parts of Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law from taking effect.

April 19, 2012

  • Arizona Supreme Court Ruling: Tucson v Arizona  |   Video
    • Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, explains what a recent decision by the Arizona Supreme Court says about how much control the State Legislature has over local charter governments.

February 9, 2012

  • State Spending Limits   |   Video
    • The Arizona House Majority Leader, Representative Steve Court, and House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Cambell, debate a proposed House rule change that would limit lock state spending to a formula based on the previous year’s appropriations.
  • Court Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Zachary Kramer offers his legal analysis of a court ruling calling California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and what the decision could mean for a similar ban in Arizona.

February 1, 2012

  • Justice Michael Ryan  |   Video
    • Retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan passed away this week at the age of 66. During his career as a trial judge, he presided over some of the most high profile cases in Arizona history. In this 2010 interview, one of his last interviews on “Horizon”, Justice Ryan talks about his career.

January 2, 2012

December 12, 2011

November 21, 2011

  • Independent Redistricting Commission  |   Video
    • IRC attorney Mary O’Grady talks about the redistricting process and the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate Colleen Mathis as chairwoman of the IRC, after she was removed from office by the Governor with consent of the State Senate.

November 11, 2011

October 11, 2011

  • Buddhist Temple Massacre  |   Video
    • By declining to hear the case, the U.S. Supreme Court lets-stand a lower court decision to toss out the confession of a man convicted of killing nine people at a Buddhist temple in the west Valley. ASU Law professor Gary Stuart, who authored a book about coerced confessions of early suspects in Buddhist Temple murders, comments the case.

October 6, 2011

September 21, 2011

  • Ninth Circuit Court Ruling on Ordinance Similar to SB 1070   |   Video
    • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down a Redondo Beach, California anti-solicitation ordinance that’s very similar to provisions of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 that are currently in effect. ASU Law Professor Carissa Hessick shares her views on whether or not the ruling opens the door for a legal challenge on parts of SB 1070.

September 12, 2011

  • Same Sex Health Benefits for State Employees  |   Video
    • State Representative John Kavanagh shares his views on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that agrees with a lower court decision to block an Arizona law from taking effect that would have eliminated same sex health care benefits for domestic partners of state government employees.

September 7, 2011

  • Health Benefits for Same Sex Partners of State Employees  |   Video
    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges upheld a lower court decision to block an Arizona law from taking effect that would have eliminated same sex health care benefits for domestic partners of state government employees. Dan Barr, the plaintiffs’ attorney in the legal challenge to the law discusses the case.

August 4, 2011

  • Medicaid Enrollment Freeze Hearing  |   Video
    • Arizona has capped enrollment for childless adults in the state’s Medicaid program known as AHCCCS. Meanwhile, a challenge to the enrollment freeze was heard this week in Superior court. Arizona Republic Reporter Mary K. Reinhart talks about what went on at the hearing.

July 19, 2011

July 6, 2011

  • Clean Elections Ruling Impact  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled that the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections public campaign financing system is unconstitutional. That means publicly-funded candidates will no longer get extra public money to match spending by privately-financed candidates. Political analysts Bob Grossfeld of the Media Guys and Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting Group talk about the decision will change Arizona’s political landscape.

July 5, 2011

  • U.S . Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The Supreme Court term that ended last week included decisions on a handful of Arizona cases. ASU law professor Paul Bender and attorney Scot Claus of the law firm Mariscal-Weeks provide analysis of those rulings and other key decisions.

June 27, 2011

  • Supreme Court  |   Video
    • Hear from a constitutional law expert on the recent ruling on the Clean Elections Law

May 31, 2011

  • Employer Sanctions  |   Video
    • Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, shares his views about Arizona’s employer sanctions law which was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 26, 2011

May 19, 2011

  • Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics  |   Video
    • An independent panel charged with reviewing questionable kidnapping statistics reported by the Phoenix Police Department has completed its work. Retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan, a member of the Kidnapping Statistics Review Panel, discusses the panel’s findings.

May 11, 2011

  • U.S. Supreme Court Midterm Update  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender examines key cases before the nation’s high court.
  • SB 1070 Appeal  |   Video
    • Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, discusses the decision by Governor Jan Brewer to ask United States Supreme Court to consider lifting an injunction that put key parts of SB 1070 on hold.

May 9, 2011

  • SB 1070 Appeal  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne discusses Governor Jan Brewer’s decision to appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court to lift a federal judge’s injunction that prohibits key parts of SB 1070 from taking effect.

April 11, 2011

  • SB 1070 Ninth Circuit Court Ruling  |   Video
    • A federal judge’s decision to enjoin key parts of SB 1070 from taking effect has been upheld by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Julie Pace provides legal analysis of the Court’s decision.

April 7, 2011

  • Tuition Tax Credit Ruling  |   Video
    • Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund which was on the winning side of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s tuition tax credit law, discusses the Court’s decision.

April 4, 2011

  • Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit challenging Arizona's tuition tax credit program. The high court ruled that the program involves private money going to private organizations. Opponents argued that the law involved government financing for religious activities. ASU law professor Paul Bender, who represented the challengers, discusses the ruling.

March 28, 2011

  • Clean Elections Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a challenge to Arizona’s Clean Elections law. The court will decide whether Clean Elections violates the First Amendment rights of privately-funded candidates because publicly-funded candidates get funds to match money spent by those candidates. Local attorney Dan Barr will discuss the case.

March 22, 2011

  • Arizona's Judiciary  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch discusses the state of Arizona’s judiciary.

March 3, 2011

December 13, 2010

  • Thomas Allegations  |   Video
    • Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and one of his former deputies are facing serious ethics allegations in an investigation commissioned by the Arizona Supreme Court. Phoenix School of Law Associate Professor Keith Swisher talks about lawyer ethics and the attorney discipline process as they relate to the alleged ethical lapses by Thomas.

December 8, 2010

  • Employer Sanctions Law  |   Video
    • On the day the United States Supreme Court is hearing a case about Arizona’s employer sanctions law, ASU law professor Andy Hessick explains the legal questions involved. Also, Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services reports from Washington.

November 1, 2010

  • SB 1070 Hearing Analysis  |   Video
    • A U.S. District Judge in July blocked parts of the controversial Senate Bill 1070 immigration law from taking effect. The injunction was challenged by Governor Jan Brewer, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case. Arizona State University Law Professor Carissa Hessick will discuss the hearing and the legal challenges to SB 1070.
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Arizona Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • Wednesday, November 3rd, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn. Goldwater Institute attorney Clint Bolick and Chris Thomas, an attorney for the Arizona School Boards Association, explain the legal arguments in this case that challenges the constitutionality of an Arizona law that provides tax credits to taxpayers who donate money to school tuition organizations (STOs).

October 27, 2010

  • Citizenship for Voting  |   Video
    • An appeals court ruling strikes down Arizona’s requirement for proof of citizenship when voting. Capitol Media Services Howard Fischer explains the ruling.
  • First Amendment Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has heard arguments on a first amendment case involving anti-gay protests at the funerals of soldiers. Arizona State University Journalism Professor Joseph Russomanno was at the hearing and talks about the case.

October 5, 2010

  • Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses the major cases, some from Arizona, that are scheduled to be heard in the new session of the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 13, 2010

  • English Learner Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The legal challenge to Arizona’s program for educating English learners is back in federal district court in Tucson. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education has issued a determination that parts of the program violate federal law. We’ll hear from Tim Hogan, the attorney representing plaintiffs’ in the ELL lawsuit, and Tom Horne, one of the defendants.

August 9, 2010

  • Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan  |   Video
    • Justice Michael Ryan recently retired from the state’s High Court after a judicial career that spans more than two decades. During that time, he presided over the criminal trial of former Governor Evan Mecham, the AzScam political corruption trial, and the Phoenix Suns drug case. Hear what Justice Ryan has to say about his career and the state of Arizona’s judiciary.

July 22, 2010

  • SB 1070 Court Hearings  |   Video
    • With the effective date of SB 1070 just a week away, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton heard arguments in suits filed by civil rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department asking for a preliminary injunction to stop the law from taking effect. UA Law Professor Andy Silverman who filed an amicus brief, in both cases, for the American Bar Association, comments.
  • SB 1070 Court Hearings Analysis  |   Video
    • Analysis of the hearings provided by Paul Orfanedes the Director of Litigation for Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group that’s representing Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce.

July 1, 2010

June 28, 2010

June 14, 2010

  • Matching Funds Halted  |   Video
    • The U.S. Supreme Court has suspended the distribution of matching funds during the 2010 election cycle. That means Arizona’s publicly-financed “Clean Elections” candidates will not get additional taxpayer dollars to match spending of their traditionally funded opponents. Hear from Nick Dranias, an attorney from the Goldwater Institute who challenged the constitutionality of “matching funds,” and the Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission Todd Lang.

May 26, 2010

  • Clean Elections Ruling  |   Video
    • The Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of Arizona's law for publicly funded elections, known as Clean Elections. The Goldwater Institute is asking a U.S. Supreme Court Justice for help to overturn the federal court's decision. Nick Dranias from the Goldwater Institute talks about the ruling.

May 24, 2010

  • Clean Elections  |   Video
    • A federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of part of Arizona’s law for publicly-financed elections known as Clean Elections. Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission Todd Lang discusses the court’s decision.

May 17, 2010

  • Death Penalty  |   Video
    • This week, the Arizona Supreme Court will consider issuing a death warrant for a man convicted of killing a 13-year-old girl in 1984. Join us for a discussion about the death penalty with Timothy La Sota, a former Maricopa County prosecutor who is now chief of staff for the Scottsdale mayor, and Dan Peitzmeyer, vice president of Arizona Death Penalty Forum.

May 10, 2010

  • Supreme Court Nominee  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses President Obama’s choice of Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 14, 2010

  • Clean Elections  |   Video
    • A federal judge declared unconstitutional the “matching funds provision” of Arizona’s public campaign financing program, known as Clean Elections. The decision was appealed to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which heard oral arguments on Monday. Join us for a discussion with participants on each side of the case; state Representative John McComish and Todd Lang, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

March 3, 2010

  • Campaign Finance  |   Video
    • Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett discusses the need for changes to Arizona’s campaign contribution laws in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited campaign contributions from corporations and labor unions.

March 2, 2010

  • Lilly Ledbetter - Fair Pay Advocate  |   Video
    • Her U.S. Supreme Court case on pay equity was the inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act of 2009, the first major legislation signed by President Obama. Lilly Ledbetter sued her former employer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, for pay discrimination. Hear what she has to say about her case and what she’s doing to get Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

February 24, 2010

  • Maricopa County Politics  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley discusses breaking news that a Superior Court judge has dismissed charges against Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and disqualified County Attorney Andrew Thomas from the case.

February 2, 2010

  • CityNorth Tax Incentives  |   Video
    • What the Arizona Supreme Court ruling on a tax incentive agreement between the City of Phoenix and the developer of the CityNorth retail development means for the future of similar tax incentive deals.

January 28, 2010

  • Mental Health Services  |   Video
    • Arizona is under a court order to provide services for people with serious mental illnesses, as required by state law. But as part of her budget plan, Governor Jan Brewer wants to remove that law from the books and eliminate most non Title XIX (Medicaid) funding for 14,600 adults with serious mental illnesses. Attorneys Charles “Chick” Arnold and Anne Ronan discuss their concerns and possible repercussions of the Governor’s plan.

January 21, 2010

  • High Court Campaign Finance Rule  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that supports a corporation’s First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money to help elect or defeat candidates for public office.

January 18, 2010

January 4, 2010

  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor  |   Video
    • Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is the first guest on HORIZON’s new set in Eight’s new downtown Phoenix studios. O’Connor will discuss her Arizona heritage, political and judicial career , and her current efforts to improve civic education and return civility to government.

November 24, 2009

  • Teacher Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Education Association has filed a special action with the Arizona Supreme Court against Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona State Legislature over policy changes approved in special session that impact teacher’s salaries, contracts and their involvement in professional association activities. AEA President John Wright talks about the lawsuit.

October 22, 2009

  • Mental Health Overhaul  |   Video
    • Responding to a court order in the decades-old Arnold v. Sarn lawsuit, Governor Jan Brewer has filed a proposal in Maricopa County Superior Court to make structural changes to Arizona’s behavioral health care system. Hear what Dr. Laura Nelson, Acting Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health and Anne Ronan, an attorney representing Arnold v. Sarn plaintiffs have to say about the Governor’s plan.

October 12, 2009

  • Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its new session. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will discuss the major cases and how the newest Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, might impact the court.

September 9, 2009

July 14, 2009

  • Bashas’ Bankruptcy  |   Video
    • The Arizona owned Bashas’ grocery store chain has filed for Chapter 11 protection is federal bankruptcy court. Later this month, the company plans to close ten stores and shed 1,000 jobs. ASU Economist Matthew Croucher discusses the economic impact of the bankruptcy on the State of Arizona.

July 2, 2009

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • There have been several major Supreme Court cases this session, including two recent decisions originating in Arizona. Join Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender as he comments on the United States Supreme Court’s current session.

June 23, 2009

June 18, 2009

  • Budget Fight  |   Video
    • Can the Arizona Supreme Court make the legislature submit bills to the governor? Andy Hessick, ASU law professor, talks about the issue.

June 16, 2009

  • Budget Crisis  |   Video
    • State lawmakers and the governor disagree on how to solve next year's budget and time is running out. Governor Jan Brewer is even talking about getting the Arizona Supreme Court to force lawmakers to give her a budget she plans to veto. Mary K. Reinhart of the Arizona Guardian will give us an update.

May 26, 2009

  • Supreme Court Nominee  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender talks about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 7, 2009

  • Retiring Justice David Souter  |   Video
    • U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring this summer at the end of the Court’s current term. ASU law professor Paul Bender talks about Justice Souter’s impact on the nation’s high court and about President Obama’s opportunity to nominate someone to replace him.

April 23, 2009

  • Ruth McGregor  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor talks about her decision to retire and about the state of the judiciary in Arizona.

April 21, 2009

  • Arizona Cases in Federal Court  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor talks about actions by the U.S. Supreme court on several cases that originated in Arizona, including a challenge to how the state funds education for English language learners. Bender also talks about a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Arizona’s private school scholarship tax credit program. Ninth Circuit Decision

April 13, 2009

  • State Schools Superintendent  |   Video
    • Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne talks about the state budget crisis’ affect on education. He also addresses the lawsuit over the state’s English Language Learner spending, which is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 2, 2009

  • Arizona Chief Justice  |   Video
    • In late March, Chief Justice Ruth McGregor, announced she will be retiring from the Arizona Supreme Court at the end of June. Jose Cardenas talks to McGregor about challenges facing Arizona’s judicial system, her accomplishments as Chief, and the process to find her replacement.

March 25, 2009

February 5, 2009

  • Mental Health Audit  |   Video
    • A court-ordered audit reveals the private, for-profit company that has managed Maricopa County's behavioral health care system since 2007 has shown �a pattern of regression and significant declines in a number of areas.� The court-assigned monitor joins us to talk about the audit.

January 28, 2009

  • Legislature A to Z: Initiative and Referendum Reform  |   Video
    • Arizona's constitution gives legislative power to the people through the process of initiative and referendum. Find out why the Arizona Supreme Court, former Governor Janet Napolitano and Governor Jan Brewer (when she was secretary of state) have recently suggested a reformation of the initiative process.

December 10, 2008

  • Oral Arguments: School Vouchers  |   Video
    • On Dec. 9, the Arizona Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a constitutional challenge to Arizona's school voucher programs for disabled and foster kids. HORIZON presents the highlights.

November 18, 2008

November 10, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender previews the U.S. Supreme Court session and discusses how the presidential election's outcome will affect the court.

October 16, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender previews the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court session and discusses how the presidential election's outcome will affect the court.

August 18, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court closed its session with landmark decisions on gun control, voter identification and Guantanamo Bay detainees. Get an easy-to-understand wrap-up of the court's latest session from ASU Law Professor Paul Bender.

July 24, 2008

  • U.S. Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court finished its recent term in June. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender gives an analysis of the court's major cases, and discusses what the outcome of the presidential race will mean for the court.

July 9, 2008

  • school Vouchers  |   Video
    • state lawmakers have eliminated funding for school vouchers that help disabled and foster children attend private schools. Meanwhile, Arizona's court system is testing the constitutionality of these voucher programs. Do the funding cuts affect the case? Well talk with the attorney fighting to preserve Arizona's school vouchers.

June 26, 2008

  • Supreme Court Gun Ruling  |   Video
    • ASU law professor, Paul Bender, talks about the U-S Supreme court ruling that individuals have a constitutional right to have guns.

June 12, 2008

  • Employer Sanctions Ruling  |   Video
    • Arizona's law that prohibits the intentional hiring of illegal immigrants gets a hearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Arizona Capitol Media Services reporter Howard Fischer will provide an update.

June 9, 2008

  • Supreme Court Midterm Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has made some major decisions during this session, such as ruling in favor of an Indiana voter I.D. law and ruling that lethal injection is constitutional. We review the major decisions made so far and look ahead to the end of the session with ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady.

May 29, 2008

  • Supreme Court Mid-term Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has already made some major decisions this session, such as ruling in favor of an Indiana voter I.D. law and ruling that lethal injection is constitutional. Get a review of major decisions made so far and a look toward the end of the session in a Supreme Court mid-term review with ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady.

May 22, 2008

  • school Vouchers  |   Video
    • The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that Arizonas school voucher programs violate a provision of the state constitution that prohibits tax dollars from being appropriated to aid private or religious schools. The affected programs provide public grants and scholarships to foster and disabled children allowing them to attend a school of their choice. Well talk with an Institute for Justice attorney representing families who use these vouchers, and a representative of the Arizona Education Association, a plaintiff in the case. Read the Appeals Court Opinion in the school vouchers case.

March 31, 2008

  • Merit Selection  |   Video
    • We discuss HCR 2063, a bill that would require elections for Superior Court judges in Arizona counties, including Maricopa and Pima. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Russell Pearce of Mesa, will discuss the issue with House Minority Leader Rep. Phil Lopes of Tucson.

February 19, 2008

  • CPS Bills  |   Video
    • state lawmakers are working on legislation to make certain records on child-welfare cases and court proceedings more accessible and to improve communications in Arizona's Child Protective Services. The proposals are part of a number of bills dealing with CPS.

February 7, 2008

  • Mitt Romney drops out of Republican Race  |   Video
    • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney drops out of the race. Republican political analyst Chuck Coughlin talks about what that means for Arizona Senator John McCain, the Republican front-runner for president.
  • Chief Justice McGregor  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor recently gave her state of the judiciary speech to the Arizona legislature. The Chief Justice will talk about issues regarding the judiciary, including attempts to get rid of the merit selection system for judges. She will also talk about a program the courts have to help people meet their mortgage payments.
  • African American Lawmakers  |   Video
    • sen. Leah Landrum Taylor and Rep. Cloves Campbell will talk about issues important to African Americans in the State Legislature.

December 13, 2007

  • Employer Sanctions Lawsuit  |   Video
    • A new lawsuit has been filed in the employer sanctions case after a federal judge tossed out the first one. Julie Pace, an attorney working on the suit, will tell us about the new court action.

November 14, 2007

October 24, 2007

October 17, 2007

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview
    • The United States Supreme Court recently started its new session. Several important cases are on the court's docket, like lethal injection and a voter identification law. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender gives an analysis of the court's session.

October 3, 2007

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview
    • The United States Supreme Court's session begins in October. Michael Grant guest hosts HORIZON and talks to ASU Law Professor Paul Bender about the new session.

August 28, 2007

  • The Cost of Teaching English Part 2
    • state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne and Tim Hogan, executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, revisit Flores v. Arizonathe original court case that questioned the adequacy of the states education of English Language Learners. They discuss the primary points of contention and how the state has addressed the problem.

August 2, 2007

July 19, 2007

June 20, 2007

  • English Learners program
    • The English Learners Program once again became an issue, with a U.S. Court ruling that the State Government needs to come up with a comprehensive plan by the end of the legislative session. Tim Hogan, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest was on hand to discuss this ruling and its impacts.

May 22, 2007

  • Arizona Stories: Ernest McFarland
    • A look back at the career and accomplishments of the only politician in Arizona who was a senator, governor and chief justice of the State Supreme Court. Ernest McFarland was the man who got the G.I. Bill passed, which increased educational opportunities for U.S. veterans. He was also instrumental, with Senator Carl Hayden, in obtaining water for Arizona with the Central Arizona Project.

April 24, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • What do Arizonans think about the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on partial birth abortion? Are President Bush's approval ratings as low in Arizona as they are in the rest of the nation? Those are a couple of questions we asked registered Arizona voters in the latest Cronkite-Eight Poll. Poll Director Bruce Merrill and his Associate Director Tara Blanc will discuss the results. Read the complete Poll results.

April 19, 2007

  • Abortion Ruling
    • The United States Supreme Court has upheld a ban on partial birth abortion. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender talks about the impact of the ruling.

March 28, 2007

  • English Language Learner / Flores v. Arizona
    • Arizona State lawmakers respond to a federal judges most recent court order in the 15-year-old Flores v. Arizona lawsuit. The judge ruled that the State continues to violate federal law by not providing adequate educational programs for English Language Learners. Guests: Rep. Tom Boone, (R) House Majority Leader Rep. David Lujan, (D) Phoenix, District 15

February 26, 2007

  • Death Penalty Task Force
    • Arizona's Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor is establishing a task force to address the backlog of death penalty cases in Maricopa County. HORIZON will look at the task forces goals.

February 19, 2007

  • Linda Greenhouse
    • A conversation with New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse, who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court for many years and is the author of the new book, Becoming Justice Blackmun.

February 1, 2007

  • Night and Saturday Court
    • Maricopa County Superior Court conducts its first night session this week. Maricopa County Superior Court Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Eileen Willett joins us to talk about the new night and Saturday hours at Superior Court.
  • Arizona Capitol Times
    • The Arizona Capitol Times, which covers the state capitol, is celebrating it's 100th anniversary. Learn more about the founding of the paper.
  • Tax Time
    • It's time to start filing your tax return. Bill Brunson of the IRS and Dan Zemke of the Arizona Department of Revenue will talk about the latest changes in tax law and tax filing to help you as your file your return.

January 25, 2007

  • DeConcini Book
    • senator Dennis DeConcini and co-author Jack August will discuss their new book on DeConcini's time in the Senate.
  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • Find out what was the most important HORIZON story in the last 25 years.
  • state of Arizona Courts
    • A look at the state of the courts in Arizona with Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor.

November 28, 2006

  • Human Smuggling Conspiracy
    • Community groups, state representatives and professors filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix against Maricopa County authorities over their interpretation of an Arizona law aimed at cracking down on human smugglers. The suit alleges that county officials are misusing the statute when they charge illegal immigrants with ``conspiring to transport themselves'' and violating the constitutional rights to due process and to bar unreasonable search and seizure.

November 15, 2006

  • Voucher lawsuit
    • Last session, two laws were passed creating $5,000,000 in education vouchers for disabled students and students who are foster children. The voucher laws are being challenged in court on the grounds that they violate Arizona's constitution. State Representative Rich Murphy, who sponsored on the bills, and Don Peters, a lawyer for those suing, debate the issue.

October 23, 2006

  • Supreme Court Preview
    • ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady discuss the cases the court will hear this session and the new dynamics of the court.
  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • A review of HORIZON's coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Cronkite-Eight Poll, and the annual political cartoonists' special.

October 11, 2006

  • Federal appeals court decision would put voter I.D. requirements on hold
    • A federal appeals court has put a temporary hold on requirements to show I.D. when voting and proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard says he is going to appeal the case to the United States Supreme Court. Arizona State University professor Paul Bender will talk about the legal issues involved in the case.

September 14, 2006

  • Proposition 301
    • Current law states that people convicted for the first or second time for drug possession or use get probation rather than jail or prison time. Prop 301 would amend current law so that a person who is convicted for the first or second time of personal possession or use of meth can be sentenced to a term in jail or prison. The change in the law would allow judges to use a jail term as a condition of probation to force meth users to comply with court mandated drug rehab.

August 24, 2006

  • ELL Ruling
    • A federal appeals court has ruled against a new law funding programs for English Language Learners. The court also ruled against fines levied against the state in the English learning lawsuit. Arizona Republic columnist Richard Ruelas will explain the ruling.

July 26, 2006

  • Arizona's new human smuggling law
    • Another decision by a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge in Arizona's new human smuggling law. This time four defendants are set free until their trial date. Tonight we talk with an attorney who defended one of the men acquitted in an earlier case and a legislator who says the human smuggling law is being misused.

July 25, 2006

  • ELL Issue in 9th Circuit
    • Judges at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on both sides of the case regarding Arizona English language learners requirement to pass the AIMS test. In April, appellate judges agreed to continue to block enforcement of a trial judges order that the state cannot deny diplomas to students classified as English language learners just because they failed to pass the standardized test. Reporter Howard Fischer joins us from San Francisco with an update.

July 19, 2006

  • Human Smuggling 'Coyote Law'
    • A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge threw out the first case under the human smuggling 'Coyote Law'. Some interpret the new ruling as a blow to both the Maricopa County Attorney's and the Sheriff's Offices effort to curb the flow of illegal immigrants. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio join Michael Grant to talk about the ruling and their attempts to enforce the 'Coyote Law'.

July 13, 2006

  • Indian Voting Rights
    • July 15 marks the 58th anniversary of an Arizona Supreme Court ruling that upheld Native American voting rights. The ruling came after a Maricopa County registrar refused to allow two Native Americans to register to vote, even though Indian people were granted citizenship and the right to vote in 1924. Learn more about this important ruling and its affect on our state.

July 10, 2006

  • U. S. Supreme Court Review
    • Dont miss this informative wrap-up of the 2005-2006 U.S. Supreme Court term with ASU Law Professor Paul Bender.

July 6, 2006

  • senator Jon Kyl
    • Arizonas junior senator joins Michael Grant to talk about immigration reform, the war in Iraq and a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

July 5, 2006

  • U.S. Supreme Court Wrap-Up
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender discusses the most significant decisions made by the Supreme Court during this term. From issues concerning the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Arizonas insanity law, Bender examines these decisions in the context of the changes brought to the bench by Chief Justice John Roberts and new Justice Samuel Alito.

June 13, 2006

  • Miranda Anniversary
    • June 13th marks the 40th anniversary of a landmark ruling by the U.S.Supreme Court. Justices affirmed the right to remain silent in the famed Miranda ruling. Ernesto Miranda of Phoenix was the man whose case led to the decision. We will look at the case and its impact on the judicial system.

May 25, 2006

  • U.S. Supreme Court update
    • The U.S. Supreme Court is nearing the end of its current term. Get an update on what the court has decided so far and what is left on the court's docket from ASU Law Professor Cathy O'Grady.

April 5, 2006

  • Judicial Merit
    • HORIZON explores judicial merit selection. Maricopa County is one of two counties in Arizona that appoints judges based on merit. With a fast growing state, can merit selection improve the judicial system? Michael Grant interviews local leaders on both sides of the issue.
  • Merit Selection v. Election
    • A look at the issue through the eyes of two candidates hoping to fill a Pinal County Superior Court Seat: Sitting Judge April Elliot and her opponent Brenda Oldham.

March 29, 2006

  • Official English
    • In 1988, Arizona was the first state to make English the state's official language. The state Supreme Court later declared the law unconstitutional. Now, the English-only immersion debate may be taken to the November 2006 election ballot. HORIZON will take a look at the English-only efforts and what this means for Arizonans.

February 28, 2006

  • Eminent Domain
    • In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision concerning eminent domain powers, a flurry of legislation is making its way through the capitol. Representatives Chuck Gray and Tom Prezelski discuss the issue.

January 12, 2006

  • samuel Alito
    • Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito

October 19, 2005

  • Redistricting ruling
    • Arizona's congressional district map has been upheld by a state appellate court, but the same court ordered a trial judge to reconsider whether Arizona's legislative district map is constitutional. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services will explain the ruling and what's next for the maps.

October 12, 2005

  • Supreme Court Preview
    • The United States Supreme Court starts its new session October 3rd with a new Chief Justice, John Roberts. Before the session is over, the court will likely have another new Justice, replacing the retiring Sandra Day O'Connor. ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady discuss the changes and their implications on the cases that will come before the court this session.

October 5, 2005

  • Supreme Court Preview
    • The United States Supreme Court starts its new session October 3rd with a new Chief Justice, John Roberts. Before the session is over, the court will likely have another new Justice, replacing the retiring Sandra Day O'Connor. ASU Law Professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady discuss the changes and their implications on the cases that will come before the court this session.

October 3, 2005

  • Hamm Hearing
    • After bring convicted of murder in the '70s, James Hammsurrounded by much controversyattended and graduated from the ASU Law School. Now, Oral Arguments begin in the Arizona Supreme Court to determine whether Hamm should be admitted to the State Bar of Arizona.

September 22, 2005

  • Chief Justice McGregor
    • Ruth McGregor, recently appointed Arizona's second female Chief Justice, will join HORIZON to talk about her new role and her interest in increasing the court's public outreach efforts.

September 15, 2005

  • Robert's Nomination Hearings
    • John Roberts has been nominated to replace the late William Rehnquist as chief of the U.S. Supreme Court. Channel 8 is carrying his confirmation hearing gavel to gavel each day this week. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about the hearings and Roberts' nomination.

September 8, 2005

  • U.S. Supreme Court
    • With the death of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, President Bush has elevated John Roberts' nomination to take over as Chief Justice. George Watson, an ASU professor who has written a book about the nomination process, will talk about the Roberts' nomination and what it means to the court.

July 21, 2005

  • Supreme Court Nominee
    • President Bush has selected a Supreme Court Justice nominee, John Roberts. ASU law professor Paul Bender will discuss Roberts' selection, and how he might impact the court's decisions.

July 12, 2005

  • U.S. Supreme Court
    • HORIZON presents its annual look at the just-completed U.S. Supreme Court session. ASU Law professors Paul Bender and Cathy O'Grady join Michael Grant to discuss key rulings and the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

July 7, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is scheduled in studio for her monthly First Thursday interview. Topics include the ongoing wildfires in Arizona, the summit she is organizing on immigration, and her fight to save local military bases.
  • O'Connor's Clerks
    • Two Arizona Supreme Court Justices are among those who clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who recently announced her retirement. Join Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor and newly-appointed Justice Scott Bales as they talk about their time spent clerking with Sandra Day O'Connor.

July 6, 2005

  • U.S. Supreme Court vacancy
    • Political consultant Bob Grossfeld and political strategist Wes Gullett discuss the politics of choosing a Supreme Court nominee.

July 5, 2005

  • U.S. Supreme Court
    • ASU Law professors Paul Bender and Catherine O'Grady join Michael Grant for HORIZON 's annual review of the U.S. Supreme Court session. The analysis includes the implications from key rulings and the effects of retirements on the Court.

June 27, 2005

  • Eminent Domain
    • The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that local governments can seize homes and turn them over to private developers. We'll discuss the ramifications of the decision with Kevin Adam, the Legislative Director of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and Tim Keller of the Institute For Justice.

May 19, 2005

  • Wine Ruling
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that wine sales across state lines are permitted. We'll talk to a lawyer who assisted in the case.

March 18, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • The House and Senate have agreed on a new $8.2 billion budget. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that Attorney General Terry Goddard was correct in his legal opinion regarding the scope of Prop 200 and the State Senate this week approved the use of school vouchers, but it's likely Governor Napolitano will veto the proposal.

February 1, 2005

  • Supreme Court Justices
    • A number of bills introduced this legislative session aimed at taking power away from the judiciary. The chief justice and vice-chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court talk about the battle between the two branches of government.
  • Expanding municipal convention centers
    • The $600 million expansion of the Phoenix Civic Plaza is expected to bring more conventions to the city, but a new report by a Washington think tank questions the public benefit of expanding municipal convention centers.

January 28, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon says he isn't happy with the way the water crisis was handled and raises some serious questions. The U.S. Justice Department has approved the voting provisions of Prop 200 while lawyers were back in court Thursday arguing about the scope of the voter approved law. And the Clean Elections Commission looking at removing Representative David Burnell Smith for violating finance laws.

January 18, 2005

  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines
    • The Supreme Court throws out the way federal judges determine sentences. ASU law professor Paul Bender talks about last week's rulings and its implications.

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