Ousted Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost his bid to have a jury decide whether he should be convicted of a criminal contempt-of-court charge for disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case.Read More »
Joe Arpaio's attorney filed court papers saying that an elected official's actions should be decided by an impartial jury of his peers, not a judge.Read More »
A May 12 trial has been set for a former state employee charged with stealing millions of dollars from Arizona's health care program for the poor.Read More »
A Jan. 19 trial has been set in Phoenix for a lawsuit that alleges polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line systematically denied housing, water services and police protection to people who aren't part of the communities' dominant religious sect.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled April 2 that the surviving step sibling of a murdered 10-year girl doesn’t qualify as a victim under the Arizona Constitution and will have to submit to pre-trial questioning by defense attorneys.Read More »
A new trial date has been set for a founder of the Minuteman border-watch movement on charges that he sexually abused two girls under the age of 10.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court decided Nov. 21 to leave intact the criminal record of a death row inmate who died of natural causes before his case ended.Read More »
Agents with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office had a sticky problem when they walked out of lobbyist Gary Husk’s office on Jan. 27, 2012, with documents and computer data seized as evidence.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.
A small group of lobbyists with Husk Partners met in an office in 2009 at the firm as allegations of a Fiesta Bowl scandal involving illegal political contributions swirled.
Lobbyists John MacDonald, Dana Paschke and Dean Miller made a pact of sorts as they looked over the statute outlawing reimbursement of contributions, according to a search warrant affidavit that provides details of an investigation into the firm’s recently indicted head, Gary Husk.