Death-row inmate Samuel Lopez has asked the Arizona Supreme Court to delay his scheduled execution on Wednesday after a lower-court found there is a good chance the state didn’t follow the law in choosing three new members to the Board of Executive Clemency.Read More »
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The legal team for the next man scheduled to be executed in the state walked out of a clemency hearing today after alleging the Governor’s Office violated open meeting laws in appointing three new members to the Board of Executive Clemency.Read More »
The Arizona Board of Regents began the legislative session seeing nothing in any budget proposal for two of its prime spending requests: Money for parity among the three universities and for the Phoenix campus of the University of Arizona medical school.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court was able to work out a deal allowing the Legislature to take money from a variety of smaller accounts rather than a larger, more critical one that lawmakers were targeting.Read More »
A poll released Thursday shows likely Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney soundly defeating President Obama in Arizona. The poll of 909 likely voters was commissioned by a Republican consultant and conducted by a Republican pollster in response to two polls ...Read More »
An attorney for the next Arizona inmate to be executed is making a legal issue out of the recent shakeup of the Board of Executive Clemency and questioning whether newly appointed members will have enough training to stand in judgment of her client.Read More »
Mesa Rep. Cecil Ash says he plans to run for North Mesa Justice of the Peace now that four-time incumbent Lester Pearce resigned from the post this week.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court is going to decide whether it is an unreasonable search to collect DNA from juveniles accused of committing murder, sex crimes and burglaries.Read More »
Former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker will have a few more weeks of freedom, as a judge postponed his Thursday sentencing. Junker pleaded guilty in February and March in state and federal courts to crimes in connection with a scheme in which the Fiesta Bowl illegally contributed to political campaigns. He is facing a prison sentence of up to 2.5 years.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer fired the outgoing executive director of the Board of Executive Clemency after three newly confirmed appointees showed up late for work Monday.
Their tardiness caused a two-hour delay of clemency hearings as victims and families of prisoners stood by disgruntled, and waited for a quorum to form.