As black curtains were drawn March 29 to cover the corpse of Eric J. King, the 89th person Arizona has executed, three Republican legislators left the death chamber with their support of the ultimate punishment intact, while a fourth still had some reservations.Read More »
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A man convicted of killing two people in a 1989 Phoenix convenience store robbery was executed Tuesday despite last-minute arguments by his attorneys who raised questions over one of the lethal injection drugs and said there was "substantial doubt" about his guilt.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to stop the execution of an Arizona death-row inmate hours before he was set to die by lethal injection for killing two people in a 1989 convenience store robbery.Read More »
To avoid the chance of repeating a disciplinary mess from the last decade, the State Bar of Arizona is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to clear the way for a Bar investigation of a disgraced former Tucson city judge.Read More »
Arizona's clemency board has turned down a death-row inmate's request that his sentence be commuted to life in prison or that his scheduled execution be delayed.Read More »
A capital defendant accused in a 2006 mass murder and several organizations representing defense attorneys from around the nation will argue before the Arizona Supreme Court on March 22 to keep crime victims out of private hearings with the trial judge to discuss mitigation efforts of the defense.Read More »
Lawyers for a condemned convicted killer have filed a second motion with the Arizona Supreme Court seeking a stay from his scheduled March 29 execution.Read More »
No doubt to his dismay, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is shining a high-beam light on Arizona’s new system of disciplining attorneys.
The system, which took effect Jan. 1, eliminated steps from the process and added more laymen to the decision-making, and is so new that Thomas is only the second lawyer to be strapped with a complaint.
The last statement James Huntwork made as a member of the first Independent Redistricting Commission in his last meeting in June 2009 was that the next IRC would need “a lot of money.”
How much money the newly seated IRC will need is a mystery.
But the thinking of those involved with the first one is that the legal disputes, which consumed so much money last time, will be fewer this time.
This week the Senate passed a ballot measure that would open to the public all documents and proceedings pertaining to complaints filed with the Commission on Judicial Conduct, which investigates judges accused of ethics violations and misconduct.Read More »