A one-time prison visitor fee that goes toward maintaining state-run lockups does not amount to a tax and is constitutional, a Maricopa County judge ruled in a lawsuit challenging the fee.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court will decide on Feb. 15 whether to hear a case challenging $1.6 billion in cuts to the state Medicaid system.Read More »
Attorneys seeking the disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and one of his deputies say in written closing arguments filed today that no other penalty for the former prosecutors will repair the damage they caused.
“About a year after Thomas assumed office as County Attorney, it became clear that he had lost all objectivity about his role as a lawyer and as County Attorney,” Gleason wrote.
In another attempt to halt the investigation against him, Sen. Scott Bundgaard filed a lawsuit against members of the Senate Ethics Committee.Read More »
A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's proclamations declaring a state "day of prayer."Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is confident that the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold Arizona’s landmark illegal immigration law.
The Supreme Court today announced that it would hear Arizona’s appeal of a 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that SB1070 is unconstitutional because it is preempted by federal law.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is commending the U.S. Supreme Court for agreeing to rule on whether several tough provisions of Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigration should stay blocked from implementation.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dealt the Independent Redistricting Commission a sweeping victory by declaring that the agency is not bound by state open meeting laws or subject to investigations into the contested hiring of a mapping consultant.Read More »
Attorneys for a group of death-row inmates who went to trial this week in a federal lawsuit say the department didn’t interview or check the background and licensing of the doctor or a medical assistant, neither of whom were qualified under the department’s protocol or procedures for execution.Read More »
Lawyers for Arizona death-row inmates say the state is ignoring provisions in its own protocol on conducting injection executions.
A trial begun Monday in federal court examines claims that Arizona's execution practices violate inmates' rights by threatening to subject them to unconstitutional pain and suffering.