The validity of an Arizona law permitting medical marijuana will be tested in court. The Arizona Republic reports a Maricopa County Superior Court judge is set to hear arguments Friday afternoon from state and county prosecutors that the voter-approved law interferes with federal drug law.Read More »
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A Maricopa County judge threw out a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s congressional maps, ruling that the complaint was too long-winded and contained reams of irrelevant information.Read More »
An appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that prevents police from enforcing a lesser-known part of the state's immigration law.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo, a Tempe Democrat, faces a sentence ranging from probation to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty this morning to two felony counts related to federal charges stemming from a public corruption indictment.Read More »
Attorneys for a business run by Rep. Kate Brophy McGee’s husband persuaded a judge to seal court records in an ongoing lawsuit on the grounds that it could harm her re-election chances.
But they also contend that her political career is being used to blackmail and extort the business of her husband, Bob McGee.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is appealing a ruling that prevents police from enforcing a little-known section of the state's 2010 immigration law.Read More »
The last round of written closing arguments are due Thursday in a trial aimed at settling allegations that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office racially profiles Latinos in its immigration patrols.Read More »
Arizona's new ban on most abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy crosses a clear line on what U.S. Supreme Court rulings permit, an abortion-rights advocate told a federal judge Wednesday, while a prosecutor argued the ban is justified to protect women and fetuses.Read More »
The Senate primary contest pitting Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, and Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, was already turning out to be among the hottest races in Arizona this year.
This week, the temperature shot up a couple of degrees.
In its fight to curb the influence of public unions, the Goldwater Institute has persuaded a judge to temporarily block Phoenix’s practice of paying police officers to perform union work.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled today that the practice known as “release time” likely violates the Arizona Constitution’s “gift clause,” which prohibits government from donating to private entities.