The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit today against two rural polygamous towns, alleging that their police officers selectively enforce laws based on religion and defer to the wishes of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.Read More »
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Nineteen judges who are up for retention this year went before the Commission on Judicial Performance Review on June 15 to explain themselves for bad marks they got in surveys on their performance.Read More »
Replacing Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz has the potential to fall under a proposed law that will give the governor more nominees to choose from.Read More »
Witnesses to the June 27 execution of Samuel Lopez will be allowed to watch as the executioner inserts intravenous lines that will carry the lethal drug to Lopez's body.Read More »
Former House Speaker Kirk Adams told a crowd of debate-watchers Tuesday night that his challenger, ex-congressman Matt Salmon, is stuck in “glory days” that have passed him by and that Arizona needs a “new generation” of leadership.Read More »
A federal judge today granted a Department of Justice request to seal portions of the evidence in Rep. Ben Arredondo’s political corruption case.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence Anderson said in his written order that the public’s interest in the information is outweighed by the harm that would come if it was disclosed.
Disgraced former lawmaker Richard Miranda will go to prison for 27 months for stealing from a charity he ran.Read More »
A new motion to seal evidence in the federal bribery case against Rep. Ben Arredondo reveals that another investigation connected the Tempe Democrat is “large scale.”Read More »
Congressman Ed Pastor is among current and former politicians, a mayor, a community college president and a host of life-long friends of Richard Miranda asking a federal judge for leniency when the ex-lawmaker is sentenced June 5.Read More »
Disbarred Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is siding with two of his bitter rivals in support of a ballot measure that makes changes to the state’s system for choosing judges.Read More »