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Far from over: Next steps in Quelland saga (access required)

A struggle that began weeks after the November elections moved into the courtroom on Aug. 6 when Rep. Doug Quelland petitioned an administrative law judge to undo a state agency’s order that could force him from office. Quelland has appealed to the Office of Administrative Hearings in hopes of keeping his seat as a District 10 representative.

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Clean Elections lawyer tells judge Quelland ‘cheated’ the system (access required)

The appeal of a May order to remove Rep. Doug Quelland from office started Aug. 6 as attorneys for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and the Phoenix lawmaker squared off in front of an administrative law judge. Peter Limperis, an attorney hired by the commission, began opening arguments with a stark reminder that Quelland once stood as a strong supporter of Arizona's publicly funded elections.

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Bookkeeper embezzled $1M from Tucson museum

The Attorney General’s Office announced a 65-year-old Tucson woman faces up to 12-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from her theft of almost $1 million from a southern Arizona museum. According to Attorney General Terry Goddard, ...

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Pelander picked for AZ Supreme Court (access required)

Gov. Jan Brewer on July 28 announced the appointment of Tucson appellate court Judge John Pelander to the Arizona Supreme Court. Pelander, a Republican, was one of three final candidates presented to Brewer by the Arizona Commission on Appellate Court ...

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Drug-sniffing dogs vs. privacy rights: Court rules 2006 search violated Constitution (access required)

Acting on a tip, policemen conducting surveillance on a home in the outskirts of Tucson waited until the right moment to make their move on a suspected drug house. The last of the home's occupants had just left, and a police canine unit soon confirmed it had identified the odor of narcotics seeping from the garage of a home belonging to Jose Salvador Guillen.

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