Frustrated by a judge’s ruling that state and county prosecutors don’t have the authority to investigate alleged open meeting law violations by the state’s redistricting commission, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery predicted today that private citizens may pick up where he left off.Read More »
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The Tohono O’odham Nation has relied on a few impressive numbers in its pitch for a casino on a tract of unincorporated land surrounded by Glendale: 6,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.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 »
The state's redistricting commission on Wednesday will hear a critique of its work from a legislative leader who supported Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's failed attempt to oust the panel's chair.Read More »
In a rare personal appearance before the Arizona Supreme Court, Attorney General Tom Horne today argued that a 2009 law aimed at revamping the way Tucson elects city officials is of statewide importance because the city’s current system upsets an otherwise fair and even application of municipal elections in the state.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld massive cuts to the state’s Medicaid program, keeping Arizona’s precariously balanced budget intact and dealing a severe blow to advocates who said the partial enrollment freeze violated voter mandates.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday is taking one its regular "road trips" to hear arguments in cases at a location site other than the court's own courtroom in downtown Phoenix.Read More »
Agendas for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s meetings for the week now include the possible approval of its new maps, and the final vote could come within the next few weeks.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.