Arizona’s years-long crusade to lead the nation in school choice policies hit perhaps its greatest roadblock in 2009, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a limited voucher program violated a constitutional ban on providing state money to private or sectarian schools.Read More »
The attorney-discipline case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies will be heard in September and October.Read More »
Attorney Tim Hogan said he will file his long-awaited lawsuit against an upcoming round of Medicaid cuts by the end of month, giving the courts a chance to stop the proposal before the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System can implement a partial enrollment freeze on July 1.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled today that police cannot search a person’s home for their own protection without a warrant unless they have specific facts to support a reasonable belief there is danger lurking.Read More »
A former teacher considered to be a pivotal witness against the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program alleges in a lawsuit filed May 9 the district and his former colleagues defamed him.Read More »
Unions filed suit May 9 against Gov. Jan Brewer to halt the enforcement of a new law that, among many provisions, makes unruly picketing illegal and lowers the standard for defaming an employer.Read More »
Rather than prolong the case by more than a year, Gov. Jan Brewer will appeal an injunction against major components of the state’s controversial immigration law directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »
Protest signs, vigils, marching and chanting in unison have been a hallmark in the debate over the Mexican American Studies program of Tucson Unified School District.Read More »
A Gilbert nail-salon owner whose service of using tiny fish to exfoliate feet was squashed by the Board of Cosmetology asked the Court of Appeals April 27 to overturn a lower court’s dismissal of her lawsuit.Read More »
They couldn’t win in court, so they took the fight to the Legislature – and won.
The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona and the Goldwater Institute, a litigious government watchdog group with a libertarian bent, were unable to convince the courts that impact fees Mesa charged to new home construction for cultural programs are illegal. Instead, lawmakers approved legislation that effectively curtails those fees.