Federal prosecutors from Los Angeles and San Diego will take over cases arising from a flawed law enforcement operation in Arizona that is being investigated by Congress and the inspector general's office at the Justice Department.Read More »
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Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says Attorney General Tom Horne should have consulted with him before filing a lawsuit against the preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act.Read More »
Dennis Burke’s resignation as U.S. attorney for Arizona may reverberate through the 2014 elections, when Democrats who eyed him as one of their strongest candidates for statewide office fall back on a bench that was thin to begin with.Read More »
The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. attorney in Arizona resigned today amid investigations into a flawed law enforcement operation aimed at major gun-trafficking networks on the Southwest border.Read More »
U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke resigned today with praise from Washington D.C. and no mention of Operation Fast and Furious, the disastrous and deadly gunrunning scandal that has plagued his office for months.
Burke’s resignation letter was vague in his reasoning to step down and so was his final message to his staff.
Attorney General Tom Horne filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning a provision in the Voting Rights Act requiring Arizona and several other states to get all election changes approved by the U.S. Department of Justice before they can be implemented.Read More »
A new statute aimed at cracking down on people who collect and submit other people’s early ballots to election officials is on hold indefinitely after DOJ raised issues with it.Read More »
A former Justice Department official says Arizona's eventual new maps of congressional and legislative districts will face vigorous reviews for compliance with a federal law that protects minorities' voting rights.Read More »
Ratcheting up her long-running feud with President Barack Obama over illegal immigration and border issues, Gov. Jan Brewer lambasted the president over an announcement that he would effectively put deportations for about 300,000 illegal immigrants on hold.Read More »
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says federal officials investigating racial profiling allegations against his office have yet to inform him of any constitutional violations by his deputies.Read More »