A new court ruling says Arizona judges can tell trial juries to consider lesser charges against a defendant even if the defense and prosecution object.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 »
The Arizona Supreme Court has postponed considering whether to set the execution of a death-row inmate who was temporarily spared from the death penalty last year.Read More »
A judge has rejected a request by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to dismiss one of three remaining legal challenges to the state's 2010 immigration law.Read More »
Two of Arizona's most prominent advocates for tougher border enforcement are seeking financial contributions to counter potential legislation that would prevent states and cities from enforcing immigration laws.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will allow students to pay for a private education using public funds.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority came into existence nearly a year ago with a vow to be open and transparent, but the economic development agency has not followed through on all of those commitments.
The Commerce Authority has refused to disclose the list of finalists for its CEO position, refused to release information about who vets applicants for a $1.5 million grant program and makes little effort to inform the public of meetings of its numerous subcommittees.
A death-row prisoner scheduled for lethal injection May 16 sued Gov. Jan Brewer today, alleging she illegally appointed three members to the Board of Executive Clemency.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court has heard arguments in the appeal of a convicted serial killer who was sentenced to death six times in March 2009.Read More »
Legal experts are predicting a mixed ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on SB1070, which could leave the bill’s core provisions in place while sending others to the scrap heap.Read More »