Six years of litigation over death-row prisoners’ demands ended Oct. 25 when they agreed with the state to drop a federal lawsuit.Read More »
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The only state Supreme Court justice on the retention ballot is striking back at Republicans calling for his removal because of a ruling on a ballot measure to change the state’s election system.
Republican committees in Legislative Districts 12 and 18 circulated flyers calling for a no vote for Justice John Pelander, a Republican who was Gov. Jan Brewer’s first selection to the Supreme Court in 2009.
The challenge to Rep. Catherine Miranda’s primary election results was filed too late, a judge ruled Monday.Read More »
Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »
Being a Republican can be lonely in south Phoenix’s Legislative District 27, the most lopsided voter bloc in the state, but the grassroots effort has grown in recent years despite the long odds of gaining political influence.Read More »
A federal judge today put Arizona’s law banning Medicaid funding for abortion providers on hold until a legal challenge to the law goes to trial.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s first look at Judge Ann Scott Timmer came in 1988. More than 20 years later, Timmer, a Court of Appeals judge, and Brewer, the governor, would meet three times in Timmer’s quest to become a Supreme Court justice, with the third time being the charm.Read More »
Rep. Catherine Miranda, her husband and step-daughter invoked their Fifth Amendment rights on the witness stand today in a court hearing to determine whether the Phoenix Democrat should be removed from office for submitting allegedly forged signatures on election forms. Miranda’s attorney, Tom Ryan, said he can’t allow his client or her family to testify while she is under criminal investigation.Read More »
Judge Ann Scott Timmer’s advice to her disappointed daughters after her third failed attempt at landing a spot on the Supreme Court was that the only way to avoid disappointment was to not take risks.Read More »
Rep. Chester Crandell said he was surprised when the first question of the Oct. 2 Clean Elections debate of Legislative District 6 candidates was on Proposition 120, the ballot measure he sponsored and is advocating.Read More »