This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery today joined the chorus of Republicans questioning the political motives of the U.S. Department of Justice and its release of findings that the Sheriff’s Office has followed a practice of racial profiling.
Montgomery also said he’s also going to ask the federal government to reinstate a program it stripped from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Thursday that allows detention officers to check the immigration status of people who are getting processed into jail.
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission voted down a proposal by its Republican members to release hours of transcripts from the panel’s closed-door sessions.Read More »
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 »
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to take a new legal position in the wake of a federal judge saying Brewer's lawsuit on the legality of Arizona's medical marijuana law is in jeopardy.Read More »
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will present the findings of his Fiesta Bowl investigation at press conference Dec. 21.Read More »
Maricopa County officials on Wednesday approved Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 2008 purchase of a $456,000 inmate-transport bus that sat unused for more than two years because it wasn't put out for competitive bidding.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne will no longer be able to pursue an open meeting law investigation into members of the Independent Redistricting Commission, as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled the attorney general is saddled with an existing conflict of interest.Read More »
Maricopa County supervisors changed county zoning rules to disallow medical-marijuana dispensaries or cultivation sites on county land unless pot becomes a federally approved drug.Read More »
I am writing to correct a number of inaccuracies in the May 20 “special report” printed in your newspaper (“A push from the right: More conservatives joining fight to change sentencing guidelines”). I am sure the reporter’s intention was to present a thorough examination of this important topic, but her final product was extremely one-sided and lacking in several important facts. As the chief prosecutor for the 4 million residents of Maricopa County, I feel it is my duty to set the record straight.Read More »