Arizona’s courts have agreed with legislative leaders to a proposed merit selection ballot measure that would lengthen the terms of judges, keeps senate confirmation out of the process and diminishes the State Bar’s role.Read More »
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While efforts to drastically change Arizona’s school finance system have not materialized in recent years at the Legislature, two lawsuits that aim to do that are creeping through Maricopa County Superior Court.Read More »
A state Court of Appeals decision upholds the Arizona Corporation Commission's requirement that regulated electric utilities get some of their power from solar and other renewable sources.Read More »
The Supreme Court rejected a challenge Monday to an Arizona tax break that directs millions of dollars to private religious schools.Read More »
The execution of Eric King reveals the imprecision in choosing who should be condemned, say death penalty observers.Read More »
As black curtains were drawn March 29 to cover the corpse of Eric J. King, the 89th person Arizona has executed, three Republican legislators left the death chamber with their support of the ultimate punishment intact, while a fourth still had some reservations.Read More »
To avoid the chance of repeating a disciplinary mess from the last decade, the State Bar of Arizona is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to clear the way for a Bar investigation of a disgraced former Tucson city judge.Read More »
Arizona’s chief Supreme Court justice, Rebecca White Berch, urged a joint session of the Legislature March 21 to reform probate court and not change the way the state chooses its judges.Read More »
A capital defendant accused in a 2006 mass murder and several organizations representing defense attorneys from around the nation will argue before the Arizona Supreme Court on March 22 to keep crime victims out of private hearings with the trial judge to discuss mitigation efforts of the defense.Read More »
No doubt to his dismay, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is shining a high-beam light on Arizona’s new system of disciplining attorneys.
The system, which took effect Jan. 1, eliminated steps from the process and added more laymen to the decision-making, and is so new that Thomas is only the second lawyer to be strapped with a complaint.