TUCSON — A federal judge has taken under advisement an argument to strike down a law targeting the Tucson Unified School District's ethnic studies program. The case challenges the constitutionality of the law formerly known as HB 2281. The plaintiffs are two current TUSD students.Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear appeals from two states objecting to federal court-ordered delays for death row inmates claiming serious mental health issues.Read More »
Federal, tribal and legal officials agreed Thursday that all sides would be better off if they worked to settle water-rights claims rather than continuing to litigate them.Read More »
A former member of the Arizona Legislature accused of defrauding a nonprofit he once ran has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and attempted tax evasion charges.
Former Democratic Rep. Richard Miranda of Tolleson admitted Wednesday to selling a building that belonged to the nonprofit Centro Adelante Campesino without authorization from the group's board for $250,000 and keeping $144,000 in profits for his personal use.
With two executions already carried out so far this year and two more up for consideration next week, Arizona is on pace to match its busiest year for executions since establishing the death penalty in 1910 and be among the busiest death-penalty states in the nation, The Associated Press has determined.Read More »
The Fiesta Bowl's former CEO has pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from his role in an illegal campaign-finance scheme. John Junker entered his plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. It's his second plea agreement in the case.Read More »
A court appearance for what could be a plea agreement in a yet-to-be-filed criminal case has been scheduled for a former state representative who suddenly resigned from the Legislature recently. The docket for the U.S. District Court in Phoenix lists a Wednesday hearing for an initial appearance, arraignment and change of plea for Tolleson Democrat Richard Miranda.Read More »
A Tucson legislator is facing four counts of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from a Feb. 24 physical altercation with an ex-girlfriend, even though his attorney says the Arizona Constitution prevents the lawmaker from being charged.
However, a Phoenix attorney says Rep. Daniel Patterson has no such protections under the Constitution.
FLORENCE — An Arizona inmate apologized to the family of the man he killed and his own family, said his life was one mistake after another and started crying before he was injected with a lethal drug Thursday.Read More »
A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleged that Arizona prisons don't meet the basic requirements for providing adequate medical and mental health care to inmates and that prisoners face dangerous delays and outright denials in receiving treatment.Read More »