A federal judge has ruled that the suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is mentally incompetent to stand trial, putting the criminal case on hold indefinitely.Read More »
The suspect in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been removed from a court hearing after am outburst during the proceedings.Read More »
A lawyer for death-row inmate Donald Beaty argued today that his execution should be delayed one to two months so the defense can investigate whether switching one of the drugs used in executions is constitutional.Read More »
Teachers unions and advocacy groups that sunk Arizona’s private school voucher system two years ago haven’t made any moves to strike down its successor, even though they say it is blatantly unconstitutional.
But school choice advocates say they followed the instruction of an Arizona Supreme Court justice and the previous program’s critics in crafting the new system, which will allow it to withstand the inevitable lawsuit.
Arizona’s years-long crusade to lead the nation in school choice policies hit perhaps its greatest roadblock in 2009, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a limited voucher program violated a constitutional ban on providing state money to private or sectarian schools.Read More »
The attorney-discipline case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies will be heard in September and October.Read More »
Attorney Tim Hogan said he will file his long-awaited lawsuit against an upcoming round of Medicaid cuts by the end of month, giving the courts a chance to stop the proposal before the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System can implement a partial enrollment freeze on July 1.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that police cannot search a person’s home for their own protection without a warrant unless they have specific facts to support a reasonable belief there is danger lurking.Read More »
A former teacher considered to be a pivotal witness against the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program alleges in a lawsuit filed May 9 the district and his former colleagues defamed him.Read More »
Unions filed suit May 9 against Gov. Jan Brewer to halt the enforcement of a new law that, among many provisions, makes unruly picketing illegal and lowers the standard for defaming an employer.Read More »