Judge questions MCAO case against Horne; ruling expected on Thursday
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge expressed skepticism over the county attorney’s authority to pursue alleged campaign finance violations by Attorney General Tom Horne, putting the future of the case in question as the state’s top law enforcement officer and a key aide prepare to fight the charges in court.
Judge blocks Phoenix police paid union work
A judge has blocked Phoenix from paying police officers for union work they have been doing while on duty.
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Florence mine permit
CASA GRANDE — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state’s decision to award a ground-water protection permit to Curis Resources for its planned copper mine in Florence.
Judge sets hearing over MCAO jurisdiction in Horne case
Before the Office of Administrative Hearings begins proceedings in the campaign finance case against Tom Horne, a Maricopa County judge will first determine whether County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s office actually has the authority to prosecute the attorney general.
ACLU chimes in on Phoenix gun advertisement case
Unlikely allies are teaming up to fight the city of Phoenix’s 2010 decision to remove 50 pro-gun advertisements from city bus shelters.
Brewer vetoes bill on legal disputes on property
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have imposed new conditions on lawsuits arising from gifts of property between family members.
Ariz. prosecutors withdraws med pot bill support
An Arizona prosecuting-attorneys association is withdrawing its support for a medical marijuana bill it helped craft and is aimed at protecting children from accidentally eating medical cannabis.
Horne vs. Montgomery — the fight over the fight
Before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office can try to win its campaign finance fight against Tom Horne and Kathleen Winn, it’ll have to win the fight over whether it can prosecute the attorney general and his ally in the first place.
Final briefs filed in redistricting lawsuit
Attorneys for the Independent Redistricting Commission and Republican voters filed their final written briefs Wednesday in a lawsuit to determine whether Arizona’s legislative map should be redrawn.
New AZ solicitor general starts job with expanded responsibilities
Arizona’s new solicitor general started work Monday and will step into his job with more responsibilities than his predecessors.
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