Former Brewer general counsel Joe Kanefield is now representing a coalition of bipartisan legislators, business groups and a former governor in an amicus brief filed today with the Supreme Court urging the justices to overturn the appellate court ruling that allowed 36 Republican legislators to challenge Medicaid expansion.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill intended to prevent the Citizens Clean Elections Commission from regulating traditionally funded candidates, potentially sparking a lawsuit against it.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments on the injunction against higher new contribution limits approved by the Legislature. It ruling on the matter may well be the final word on how much money candidates can accept during the 2014 elections.Read More »
For the second time, a Maricopa County judge rejected an attempt by Attorney General Tom Horne and ally Kathleen Winn to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona’s campaign contribution limits, a case that could have undermined the campaign finance charges they’re facing.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin will ask the Arizona Supreme Court to allow the state’s higher new campaign contribution limits to go into effect, saving a lower court argument that the old limits are unconstitutional for another day.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals blocked Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits, reversing a trial judge’s ruling and putting a halt to a month of fundraising under the higher limits.Read More »
After a 2½-hour hearing Tuesday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has two days to decide whether he’ll let new campaign contribution limits go into effect, potentially transforming Arizona politics in a major way.Read More »
Opponents of a law that dramatically raises Arizona’s campaign contribution limits filed suit in Maricopa County Superior Court after the Arizona Supreme Court declined to take the case.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.
If the recall effort against Rep. Chad Campbell is unsuccessful, organizers may end up doing a lot more good than harm to the House minority leader and prospective gubernatorial candidate, thanks to a unique loophole in Arizona’s campaign finance laws.Read More »