A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's proclamations declaring a state "day of prayer."Read More »
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A Maricopa County Superior Court has ruled legislation that would overhaul Arizona's pension system is unconstitutional.Read More »
Arizona's highest court is refusing to put an open meeting law case related to redistricting on a fast track in the state court system.Read More »
Maricopa County will ask a federal judge to reconsider his order to award $975,000 to Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.Read More »
Lawyers for an Arizona death-row inmate plan to argue the state's clemency process is flawed as they make last-minute bids to stop his execution.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court was able to work out a deal allowing the Legislature to take money from a variety of smaller accounts rather than a larger, more critical one that lawmakers were targeting.Read More »
A state commission that provides performance reviews for many of Arizona's state court judges will hold hearings in March for public comment.Read More »
Senate Majority Leader Andy Biggs, whose son was stripped of his duties as a Gilbert police officer for shooting an unarmed man in the groin while off-duty in 2009, is sponsoring a bill to give disciplined cops a chance to take their cases to court.Read More »
Three prisoners took their case to the Arizona Court of Appeals Friday, arguing that the statute governing lethal injection violates the separation of powers doctrine because the Legislature delegated its authority over executions to the executive branch. They also argue that they aren’t left with any legal recourse if the Department of Corrections changes its execution procedures.Read More »
Attorneys seeking the disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and one of his deputies say in written closing arguments filed today that no other penalty for the former prosecutors will repair the damage they caused.
“About a year after Thomas assumed office as County Attorney, it became clear that he had lost all objectivity about his role as a lawyer and as County Attorney,” Gleason wrote.