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Fed RICO case against board, judges dropped

Andrew Thomas and Joe Arpaio dropped their federal racketing case against the Board of Supervisors this morning (March 11). In a very brief filing with the U.S. District Court, they said they dismissed the case without prejudice because the Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section agreed to review the charges against the board and other county officials and judges.

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Brewer: No intervention in Maricopa controversy

Gov. Jan Brewer said the state's budget crisis precludes her from even considering any intervention in current legal and personality clashes within the Maricopa County government. Brewer told The Associated Press on Dec. 14 that she has not looked into whether she should or could intervene.

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Manning bows out of AG race (access required)

After months of flirting with a run for office, Phoenix attorney Michael C. Manning announced that he will not run for attorney general. Manning announced his decision in a letter on Dec. 8. Manning said he believes he would win the race, but decided against a run over concerns about what would happen to his law firm, Stinson, Morrison, Hecker LLP. He said a number of colleagues presented him with a signed petition about a month ago, asking him not to run.

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