Maricopa County's top attorney says an aggressive prosecution tool that can leave illegal immigrants stranded in jail for months before the cases go to trial has helped reduce Arizona's record identity theft issues.Read More »
Activists accused the Maricopa County attorney's office Friday of bringing excessive charges against illegal immigrants arrested for identify theft crimes, arguing that college students found with fake IDs at bars are held to a different standard.Read More »
Months after the election, Americans for Responsible Leadership is facing new legal troubles over its campaign activities.Read More »
In a major setback for the prolife movement in Arizona, a federal judge today struck down a state law that precludes public funds, such as Medicaid money, from going to any group that provides for an abortion.Read More »
Deadly violence against attorneys is rare, but they are often the victims of threats and assaults in the workplace, according to a Utah attorney who has studied the issue for more than a decade.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is asking a federal judge to take over a lawsuit by an employee who claims he retaliated against her for reporting alleged campaign finance violations to the FBI.Read More »
An attorney for former legislative staffer John Mills asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss a 15-count indictment because the way Mills used the money he stole from a campaign account doesn’t amount to federal wire fraud.Read More »
Ever since former Rep. Ben Arredondo was indicted in May in a bribery sting, the question of what prompted the FBI to investigate him had been left unanswered by the federal agency or the Department of Justice.Read More »
Maricopa County asked the Arizona Supreme Court today to rule on whether federal drug laws supersede Arizona’s medical marijuana law.Read More »
Former Democratic lawmaker Ben Arredondo walked out of court Wednesday effectively a free man, having convinced a federal judge his lifetime of community service and failing mental and physical health justify no time behind bars.
Judge Frederick Martone, of U.S. District Court in Phoenix, placed Arredondo on three years of probation, including 18 months of house arrest, and ordered him to pay $540 in restitution.