Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., has lifted a block on five of six judicial nominees to the federal court in Arizona, where the American Bar Association has said vacancies are “dramatically worse” than in other states.Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk pleaded guilty Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court to taking part in a scheme to make illegal campaign contributions, but left the court feeling he had been absolved of any wrongdoing related to the Fiesta Bowl.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning Arizona cannot enforce its ban on abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancies.Read More »
The U.S. attorney's office for the District of Arizona has claimed more than $7.7 million from civil and criminal actions in fiscal year 2013.
U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo announced the amount in a news release Thursday.
Arizona is at the center of the abortion debate as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to consider a challenge to a 2012 law that strikes at the heart of the 40-year-old landmark case, Roe v. Wade.Read More »
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles wants to add human smugglers who kill to the categories that qualify someone for death row.
He also wants to add people who the state can prove will likely kill again.
Ending 33 years of litigation, Gov. Jan Brewer announced today that the state has reached a historic settlement in a lawsuit that sought to force the state to provide treatment to the seriously mentally ill.Read More »
A federal judge has refused to allow ex-U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi remain free on bail while he appeals his convictions on public corruption and money laundering charges.Read More »
Four couples filed suit Monday in a bid to void Arizona's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the nation's high court to let it enforce a 2010 law making it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor those in the country illegally.Read More »