Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan hung up his robe Aug. 6, ending a 32-year legal career that began as a prosecutor and proceeded to a management position in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and seats on Maricopa County Superior Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals.Read More »
State and county election officials are investigating television ads by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that target Rick Romley and Tom Horne, both of whom are running against the sheriff’s political allies in separate races.Read More »
Complaints, threats and secret recordings have become the latest weapons of choice in the battle to become Maricopa County attorney.
Rick Romley’s GOP opponent in the Aug. 24 primary, Bill Montgomery, is dealing with criticism about a secretly recorded conversation in which he questions whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s mental abilities are declining and that Montgomery seems to take a softer stance on illegal immigration than he has taken publicly during his run for office.
Election officials are investigating a television ad by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's re-election campaign that targets interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley. The ad urges voters to re-elect Arpaio, who isn't up for re-election until 2012, while criticizing Romley.Read More »
Bill Montgomery is taking his second stab at elective office, and for the second time he’s going up against an Arizona political fixture. In 2006, he lost the attorney general’s race to Terry Goddard. This time he is running for Maricopa County attorney against Rick Romley, who held the office for 16 years and has continued to work behind the scenes in Arizona politics since he left office in 2004. Earlier this year, Romley was appointed to serve as interim Maricopa County attorney.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he’s planning to bolster his image as the “poster-boy” of immigration enforcement by showcasing his strict policies with a crime suppression sweep on July 29, the day Arizona’s new immigration law is scheduled to take effect.Read More »
A federal judge hearing a lawsuit over the immigration patrols by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office has agreed to extend the agency's deadline for handing over e-mails about the patrols.Read More »
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Maricopa County Attorney's Office from prosecuting undocumented immigrants as co-conspirators of the smugglers who bring them into Arizona.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has raised more than $2.5 million for his re-election campaign over the last year.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says an advocacy group for guide dog users withdrew its invitation for him to serve as keynote speaker at its national convention in Phoenix next month because of his enforcement of immigration laws.Read More »