In an extensive ruling, the justices voided a 2005 Tucson ordinance that says that the police department, after it seizes a hand gun, "shall dispose of such firearm by destroying the firearm.'' They said it runs afoul of several state laws.Read More »
Arguing that Yavapai County Sheila Polk impermissibly acted as judge, jury and executioner in their campaign finance case, lawyers for former Attorney General Tom Horne and his ally Kathleen Winn urged the Arizona Supreme Court to throw out a $400,000 fine for their alleged violation.Read More »
The parents of a girl whom Department of Public Safety officers incorrectly told was dead have no right to sue the agency for negligence, the state’s high court ruled Friday.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court sided with a lower court’s ruling that there was “no evidence” Senate candidate Toby Farmer knew that seven signatures on his petitions to run for office were forged, allowing the GOP hopeful to run against incumbent Sen. Don Shooter.Read More »
Justices on the Arizona Supreme Court on June 4 wanted a clear definition of a benefit to help them decide whether the Legislature’s 2011 cut in annual cost-of living-increases for state retirees is constitutional.Read More »
Police investigating drunken driving cases must get voluntary consent from a suspect without any signs of coercion when drawing blood for testing or else get a search warrant, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today.Read More »
The current Arizona Supreme Court has the potential to become the longest sitting court since the state stopped electing justices. The crop of justices averages 56 years old. The earliest any of them reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 will be 2021.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett complied with the law in drafting the ballot description for Proposition 204, the unsuccessful initiative that would have permanently increased the sales tax by a penny, the Arizona Supreme Court said on Jan. 17.Read More »
Voters overwhelmingly retained state Supreme Court Justice John Pelander, who struck back at Republican groups that called for his removal from the bench.Read More »
The only state Supreme Court justice on the retention ballot is striking back at Republicans calling for his removal because of a ruling on a ballot measure to change the state’s election system.
Republican committees in Legislative Districts 12 and 18 circulated flyers calling for a no vote for Justice John Pelander, a Republican who was Gov. Jan Brewer’s first selection to the Supreme Court in 2009.