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Feds to bring contempt charge against Arizona sheriff

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer)

Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge's orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona, exposing the 84-year-old lawman to the possibility of jail time and clouding his political future as he seeks a seventh term.

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HB2023 throws a monkey wrench into the election system

Voting ballot box isometric vector icon with paper sheet

HB2023, Arizona’s new “ballot harvesting law” is difficult and expensive to enforce, and disproportionally affects minorities. This new law doesn’t even address fraud, a problem that its sponsor, Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, noted in committee, is covered by previous legislation.

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