Former Clemency Board members claim pressure from governor’s office
Five former members of the Board of Executive Clemency claim Gov. Jan Brewer’s top aide tried strong-arming them into not giving leniency to prisoners and punished those who did.
State Supreme Court rules Legislature must abide by will of voters
The Arizona Supreme Court sided with schools today, ruling that the Legislature violated the Voter Protection Act by not funding inflation for K-12 education three years ago.
Arizona high court to rule on school funding case
The Arizona Supreme Court is set to rule on whether the state Legislature must give schools an annual funding increase even in lean years to account for inflation.
Arizona ruling: Reach of sex offender law is limited
An Arizona appellate court has ruled that Native Americans living on tribal reservations generally can’t be prosecuted under state law for failing to register as sex offenders.
Exhibit in class-action lawsuit details failings of prison health system
A court exhibit unsealed today in a class-action lawsuit portrays the healthcare system in Arizona’s prisons as being broken and dismal, plagued by inadequate medical records, bad management and unsafe nursing practices.
Election bill referendum will be held to higher standard
The referendum drive against an elections bill passed by the Legislature in June will have a tough standard to meet if it goes to court. Referendums in Arizona are subject to a judicial standard known as strict compliance, which requires absolute adherence to the letter of the law. Initiatives and recalls, on the other hand, [...]
Obama nominates new federal judges for Arizona
President Obama made nominations Thursday to fill four vacancies in the U.S. District Court for Arizona.
ACLU files additional brief in court case vs MCSO
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office still opposes a federal court’s proposal that deputies announce traffic stops to radio dispatchers before making contact with the driver.
State Supreme Court disbars former Maricopa County prosecutor
The Arizona Supreme Court disbarred former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon Tuesday for her role in a series of lawsuits and criminal cases brought against judges and county officials by her former boss, Andrew Thomas.
Governor fills one of Board of Executive Clemency vacancies
Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed a retired Department of Corrections employee to fill one of two vacancies on the Board of Executive Clemency.
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