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.
The Arizona Supreme Court has refused to grant the State Bar of Arizona’s request to allow an independent investigation of a disgraced former Tucson city judge.Read More »
Merit selection proponents had to give ground this year in the annual struggle to do away with the state’s system of choosing judges.Read More »
A judge on April 14 struck down motions by former County Attorney Andrew Thomas to dismiss an attorney discipline cases against him.Read More »
The Arizona House is scheduled to take a preliminary vote Tuesday afternoon on a proposed ballot measure that would lengthen the terms of judges and lessen the State Bar of Arizona's voice in appointing judges.Read More »
A federal appeals court is refusing to lift a stay blocking major parts of a tough Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants from taking effect.Read More »
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor continues to hear cases in U.S. appeals courts, while also playing a role in public policy issues. Her critics say she should do one or the other, but not both.Read More »
A switch to using a single drug for lethal injection would be a victory of sorts for a group of condemned Arizona prisoners who lost in court when they attempted to outlaw the state’s execution procedures.Read More »
Arizona’s courts have agreed with legislative leaders to a proposed merit selection ballot measure that would lengthen the terms of judges, keeps senate confirmation out of the process and diminishes the State Bar’s role.Read More »