The committee’s formation comes after another legislative session in which lawmakers tried to dismantle the State Bar of Arizona, which regulates lawyers.Read More »
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A Latino legal civil rights organization plans to file a counter suit against the state in its legal challenge to Maricopa County Community College District’s policy of granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.Read More »
A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit seeking to block Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan early next month.Read More »
Debate over HB2305 continues after opponents gather enough signatures to put it on the ballot
Groups opposing the state’s election reform law rejoiced on Oct. 29 when the secretary of state concluded the referendum against the law has enough signatures to appear on the 2014 ballot.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi to three years in prison for convictions on public corruption, money laundering and other charges, capping a corruption case prosecutors said began more than a decade ago.Read More »
Relatively few private attorneys want to become judges in Arizona
Stagnant salaries and diminished retirement benefits keep private attorneys from joining Arizona’s bench, which is becoming unbalanced by increasing numbers of former government lawyers, said a lobbyist for Arizona judges.
Every law regulating ballot measure campaigns, political action committees and possibly even candidates’ campaign committees in Arizona may soon be wiped from the books, at least until the Legislature can write new ones.Read More »
Identical, obscure proposals in each legislative chamber would make a major change to the state’s legal system. And even though they appear to be dead, the question of whether it’s right to force lawyers to join the State Bar of Arizona will likely rise again.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo spent $15,000 of his legislative campaign money on a criminal defense attorney about six weeks before a grand jury indicted him on accusations he took bribes, according to recently filed finance reports.Read More »