The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down the appeal of an Arizona inmate whose execution was stayed last year. Daniel Wayne Cook was scheduled to be executed April 5 for killing a man and a teenage boy in 1987 in Lake Havasu City.Read More »
A three-person panel considering the attorney discipline case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas plans to unveil its decision on April 10.Read More »
An Arizona judge is dismissing a lawsuit accusing a state agency of illegally spending public money to promote the state's public campaign finance system.Read More »
FLAGSTAFF — A federal judge says a Las Vegas developer must keep fighting in tribal court as he tries to retain his contractual rights to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The tourist attraction is on Hualapai tribal land in northwestern Arizona.Read More »
TUCSON — A federal judge has taken under advisement an argument to strike down a law targeting the Tucson Unified School District's ethnic studies program. The case challenges the constitutionality of the law formerly known as HB 2281. The plaintiffs are two current TUSD students.Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals from two states objecting to federal court-ordered delays for death row inmates claiming serious mental health issues.Read More »
Federal, tribal and legal officials agreed Thursday that all sides would be better off if they worked to settle water-rights claims rather than continuing to litigate them.Read More »
A former member of the Arizona Legislature accused of defrauding a nonprofit he once ran has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and attempted tax evasion charges.
Former Democratic Rep. Richard Miranda of Tolleson admitted Wednesday to selling a building that belonged to the nonprofit Centro Adelante Campesino without authorization from the group's board for $250,000 and keeping $144,000 in profits for his personal use.
With two executions already carried out so far this year and two more up for consideration next week, Arizona is on pace to match its busiest year for executions since establishing the death penalty in 1910 and be among the busiest death-penalty states in the nation, The Associated Press has determined.Read More »
The Fiesta Bowl's former CEO has pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from his role in an illegal campaign-finance scheme. John Junker entered his plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. It's his second plea agreement in the case.Read More »