Minors who go to Arizona judges instead of their parents for permission for an abortion are given approval nearly three out of every four times they ask.Read More »
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Horne considers legal action in attempt to speed up death penalty casesThe 11 convicted killers Arizona has executed since 2010 spent an average of 22 years on death row. Attorney General Tom Horne thinks that is too long. He also thinks suing the federal government will speed up the process, but others say that a successful lawsuit would bring few or no gains because Arizona lacks criminal defense attorneys who are qualified to do proceedings known as capital post-conviction relief and are willing to do it for $100 an hour, the rate set in statute. That has historically left the Arizona Supreme Court scrambling to find enough attorneys to handle the constant stream of death cases.
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The Arizona Supreme Court is declining to consider a lawsuit aiming to block an increase in state campaign-contribution limits.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept a case challenging the state’s new campaign contribution limits.
In a Tuesday afternoon order, Justice Robert Brutinel wrote that the court would not accept a petition for special action filed by opponents of HB2593, who hoped to bypass the lower courts and go straight to the Supreme Court. Brutinel did not elaborate on the high court’s reason for declining jurisdiction in the case.
Thomas Collins, the attorney who has provided legal advice to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission for the past two and a half years, will take over the agency as its new executive director.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in an appeal of a lower court's ruling that requires the state Legislature to give schools an annual funding increase even in lean years to account for inflation.Read More »
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments voted unanimously Monday to be a neutral defendant in a lawsuit alleging a new law that expands the pool of judicial nominees is unconstitutional.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments July 23 in a case that the opposing parties say will alter the balance of power between voters and the Legislature.Read More »
Opponents of a bill that dramatically raises the state’s campaign contribution limits are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to strike it down before it goes into effect in two months, arguing that the measure violates the Voter Protection Act.Read More »
Yuma County authorities are expected to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Arizona ruling that the county's sheriff must return marijuana seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.Read More »