An attorney for a death-row inmate asked the Arizona Supreme Court Wednesday to not issue a warrant of execution based on the “toxic” climate of the Board of Executive Clemency.Read More »
A worker’s discrimination complaint has led to detailed allegations of an intolerable working environment at the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency under Chairman Jesse Hernandez.
Among other things, Hernandez ogled women in the office, called a staff member a heathen for not attending church, urged workers to gossip about one another and promoted a girlfriend who wasn’t qualified for the job, the state Department of Administration reported Wednesday.
Arizona’s top lawman and elections official are joining with the the architect of SB1070 to force a commission to put Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship requirement on federal voter registration forms.Read More »
Arizona is taking the U.S. government to court as the state tries to speed up death-penalty cases.Read More »
Arizona wasn’t asking for much in disaster relief funds to aid in the recovery from the Yarnell Hill Fire, but the denial struck deep.Read More »
The Arizona-based Goldwater Institute responded harshly Friday to the Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's Aug. 6 letter inquiring into its position on stand-your-ground laws and connections to the American Legislative Exchange Council.Read More »
Students with the Dream Act Coalition got an impromptu meeting with Attorney General Tom Horne Thursday, asking him to drop a lawsuit contesting in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.Read More »
Minors who go to Arizona judges instead of their parents for permission for an abortion are given approval nearly three out of every four times they ask.Read More »
Union lawyers are planning to ask a federal judge for attorney fees for beating the state in court, raising the potential for taxpayers to pay large sums for a series of lawsuits that haven’t gone the state’s way.Read More »
Horne considers legal action in attempt to speed up death penalty casesThe 11 convicted killers Arizona has executed since 2010 spent an average of 22 years on death row. Attorney General Tom Horne thinks that is too long. He also thinks suing the federal government will speed up the process, but others say that a successful lawsuit would bring few or no gains because Arizona lacks criminal defense attorneys who are qualified to do proceedings known as capital post-conviction relief and are willing to do it for $100 an hour, the rate set in statute. That has historically left the Arizona Supreme Court scrambling to find enough attorneys to handle the constant stream of death cases.
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