A court hearing is scheduled Friday on a request to block Arizona's planned award of contracts for 5,000 additional private prison beds authorized under a 2009 state law.Read More »
A federal judge Thursday refused to derail a challenge to a 2010 state constitutional amendment, dealing a setback to Arizona's effort to require union elections by secret ballot before companies can be unionized.Read More »
The former No. 2 official in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office is scheduled to testify Thursday about his role in three failed public corruption investigations that are the subject of an attorney discipline hearing against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.Read More »
Harkins Theatres and the state are on the verge of settling a hard-fought, groundbreaking lawsuit that became the center of a national struggle between theater owners and the hearing and visually impaired.Read More »
Retired Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe testified Wednesday that former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Arpaio’s former top aide, David Hendershott, set out to destroy his good name. And they succeeded, he said.Read More »
Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox said on the witness stand today that her ordeal with former County Attorney Andrew Thomas has made her question whether to run for re-election in 2012.Read More »
Attorney Tom Irvine was working in his law office on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2008, when a process server dropped two lawsuits on him, filed by then-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Irvine, the sole witness on the third day of Thomas’ attorney disbarment hearing, described the experience of being targeted by the former county attorney.
Andrew Thomas’ former second-in-command testified today that the ex-County Attorney disregarded his advice against prosecuting County Supervisors and proceeding with a federal racketeering lawsuit alleging a criminal conspiracy among judges and supervisors.Read More »
Retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Fields said he was speechless when a well-dressed process server at his front door handed him a racketeering lawsuit naming him as a defendant in December 2009.Read More »
The Arizona State Board of Education is going to ask the Legislature for more money to hire investigators to cut into a backlog of teacher misconduct investigations.Read More »