Attorneys leading an investigation into whether Arizona's redistricting commission violated open meeting law in hiring a mapping consultant withdrew one of their top claims as a judge heard arguments Wednesday over whether to end or revitalize the civil probe.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court could decide whether to hear Gov. Jan Brewer’s appeal in the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against SB1070 within the next few weeks.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court today said recall laws should be construed “liberally” because they’re written to protect the public’s right to remove an official — not for a politician’s benefit.Read More »
The unprecedented nature of the discipline proceedings against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas’ actions kept viewers in law offices and government buildings throughout the Valley glued to the live webcast on the Arizona Supreme Court’s website for 26 days.Read More »
Most judges in Arizona are elected, but they are muzzled and hand-cuffed when it comes to campaigning.
They can’t put out their hands for money and they can’t endorse or associate with candidates in other partisan elections or political causes, but an attorney in Mohave County is among a handful of judicial candidates and judges around the nation who are challenging the constitutionality of those restrictions in court.
The Arizona Court of Appeals struck another blow Thursday to the Land Department’s effort to fund its budget by using proceeds from the sale of state trust land. The court unanimously upheld a lower-court ruling that found the Trust Land Management Fund, established in 2009, to be unconstitutional.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to temporarily reinstate the state redistricting commission's chairwoman who was ousted a week earlier by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in a move that has touched off a legal and political battle.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected Colleen Mathis’ request to block her removal as Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chair while the appeal of her ouster works its way through the court system.
Mathis can continue to appeal her decision, but will do so as the former IRC chairwoman, the court ruled on Tuesday.
Lawyers for former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies rested their cases Wednesday in discipline proceedings.Read More »
The answers provided by former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his deputy Lisa Aubuchon during three days of testimony this week maintained a consistent theme: It was nothing personal.Read More »