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Lawyers fight Arpaio’s bid to bar records at trial

Lawyers pressing a racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office urged a judge to let them introduce at trial citizen complaints that they say shows the sheriff based some of his immigration enforcement efforts on racially charged complaints that didn't allege actual crimes.

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Handling Bundgaard ethics proceedings

A full-blown ethics inquiry is rare, but it is not unprecedented. So, while the senators investigating whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached the chamber’s ethical rules have a lot of questions about how to conduct the trial, old Senate records actually provide plenty of guidance.

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Bundgaard wants to avoid criminal trial (access required)

State Sen. Scott Bundgaard and his lawyer are trying to strike a deal with Phoenix prosecutors that would allow the lawmaker to avoid a criminal trial.

Bundgaard, who faces misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges following a fight with his ex-girlfriend alongside a Valley freeway, had his lawyer today ask for more time before the case goes to trial.

Municipal Court Judge Louis Frank Dominguez granted the request and gave the two sides until Wednesday to work out a deal.

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