The chairman of the Apache County Board of Supervisors told county attorneys they shouldn't start a legal battle over Sen. Carlyle Begay’s qualifications to hold office. Rep. Albert Hale claims that Begay has lived in Gilbert, not Ganado, for the last seven years, and therefore can't represent Apache County in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
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An attorney for Sen. Carlyle Begay called Rep. Albert Hale’s request that the Apache County Attorney’s Office challenge Begay’s recent appointment to statewide office an “inappropriate attempt… to advance his own agenda” and raised questions about the legality of such a challenge.Read More »
An attorney for Rep. Albert Hale is preparing a legal challenge to the newest appointee to the Arizona Senate, who is scheduled to be sworn into office Tuesday morning.Read More »
Attorneys have until Friday to submit additional legal papers in a court case centered on whether an Arizona legislator knowingly allowed her signature to be forged on campaign documents.Read More »
A look at how a winning candidate who clearly didn't live in the district he was running in might get elected even though a judge ruled that he should be taken off the ballot.Read More »
If Jones’ attorney is rebuffed by the courts over the challenge to Mitchell’s residency, the firebrand lawyer plans to shift gears and take the political route. Tom Ryan said he’ll take his case to the House Credentialing Committee, a panel invested with the authority to vet incoming lawmakers’ qualifications and recommend whether they should be seated.Read More »
Rep. Russ Jones, who lost a Republican primary on Aug. 28 to political newcomer Darin Mitchell has hired veteran elections attorney Tom Ryan to challenge Mitchell’s qualifications to be on the ballot.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
By his own account, attorney Thomas Ryan spent more than 200 hours of his time preparing and litigating a lawsuit to thwart recall candidate Olivia Cortes, whose bogus candidacy was launched with the sole intention of ruining the chances of a challenger who Ryan had never met.Read More »
Olivia Cortes, who faced a lawsuit claiming she was a sham candidate, withdrew today from the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce.
Her withdrawal from the high-profile race was part of a deal she made to avoid having to face another court hearing on Friday in which more witnesses were expected to link her candidacy with Pearce supporters.