One letter even led the Commission on Appellate Court Nominees, the body charged with choosing nominees for the Redistricting Commission, to seek a legal opinion on the eligibility of a candidate, law professor Paul Bender.Read More »
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Steve Lynn, who chaired Arizona’s inaugural Independent Redistricting Commission, is scheduled to offer his advice today (Nov. 16) when the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments meets to screen 78 applicants for the Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
The décor of Curtis Acosta’s classroom and some of the core principles that he is teaching in his Latino Literature class at Tucson High Magnet School represent the impact points in the upcoming clash between state education officials and the Tucson Unified School District over the curriculum used in the district’s Mexican-American Studies program.
At any point after the law takes effect Jan. 1, Arizona school officials may decide that the Tucson Unified School District is not complying with HB2281, a law passed by the Arizona Legislature this year that puts restrictions on ethnic studies courses, such as those offered as part of the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.
House Speaker Kirk Adams issued committee assignments Nov. 12, making Rep. Jerry Weiers chair of the powerful House Rules Committee.Read More »
The leader of a Latino advocacy group has sued the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office on allegations that deputies illegally arrested him while he stood watching a protest in the days immediately following a judge's ruling on SB1070.Read More »
Rep. Steve Montenegro, a Litchfield Park Republican, was named as the next Speaker Pro Tempore on Nov. 10.Read More »
Probation officers who have sex with offenders they supervise, criminal defendants who fail to appear for court and the practice of tapping retired judges to serve on the bench are among the issues the state’s courts are considering for their 2011 legislative agenda.Read More »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who is under investigation on alleged ethics violations and two months removed from his defeat in the Attorney General Republican primary, has opened a law office.Read More »
When 31 freshman legislators descend on the Capitol next term, their main mission will be tackling the state’s financial crisis, but before they can do that, they will have the monumental task of grasping the budget process, which can be a sensory overload of numbers, jargon, formulas, and political complexities.Read More »
Republicans Kimberly Yee and Rep. Jim Weiers were victorious in the House Legislative District 10 race, keeping both seats in GOP control.Read More »