death row, justice, equity, Indigenous women, inmates, Black
Sep 28, 2023

Boyfriend of Navajo woman convicted of her deadly shooting in emblematic case

The boyfriend of a Navajo woman whose case became emblematic of an international movement launched to draw attention to an epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women was convicted of first-degree murder in her fatal shooting.

Lake, Hobbs, campaigns, governor, donations, fundraising, Trump, Cyber Ninjas, Senate, PACs, Ducey
Sep 26, 2023

Lake supporters have backup plan if judge rejects her request to view ballot envelope images

Kari Lake supporters apparently have a backup plan if Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah rejects her claim she's entitled to view images of ballot envelopes and the signatures on them.

University of Arizona, ruling, abuse, assault, students
Sep 26, 2023

Court of Appeals rules Title IX lawsuit against University of Arizona can move forward

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a Title IX lawsuit against the University of Arizona filed by a former student can move forward, reversing a previous ruling by its own three-judge panel that held the school was not liable.

Lake, trial, ballots, envelopes, gubernatorial, lawsuit
Sep 25, 2023

Judge takes Lake’s lawsuit seeking ballot affidavit envelopes under advisement

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge took former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s lawsuit seeking early ballot affidavit envelopes under advisement today.  

Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
Sep 22, 2023

Court rules employee who contracts Covid on job entitled to benefits

An employee who contracts Covid on the job is entitled to benefits under the state's workers' compensation, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. And his survivor is entitled to benefit if the disease kills him.

elections, We the People Arizona Alliance, ballots, voters, Maricopa County, judge
Sep 20, 2023

Judge considering if company’s work on elections opens vendor up to public records request

A superior court judge is mulling whether Runbeck Election Services’ work on Maricopa County elections was substantial enough to open the vendor up to public records requests.  

University of Arizona, ruling, abuse, assault, students
Sep 20, 2023

Court strikes down GOP lawmakers’ bid to immunize doctors, hospitals from claims of negligence during pandemic

The state Court of Appeals has struck down a bid by Republican lawmakers to immunize doctors and hospitals from claims they acted negligently in treating patients during the Covid outbreak.

conspiracy theory, Capitol riot, misdemeanor charges
Sep 19, 2023

Mesa man at center of Jan. 6 conspiracy theory charged with misdemeanor

Ray Epps, a former Marine who became the center of a Jan. 6, 2021, conspiracy theory, has been charged with a misdemeanor offense in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot and is expected to plead guilty, according to court papers filed Tuesday.

Covid, restaurant owner, Ducey, executive order, Scottsdale police, arrestlawsuit,
Sep 18, 2023

Court questioning if police officer violated restaurant owner’s civil rights

A federal appeals court is questioning whether a Scottsdale police officer violated the civil rights of the owner of a restaurant when he essentially arrested him twice for the same alleged violation of one of former Gov. Doug Ducey's Covid executive orders.

election workers, threats, Arizona, Iowa
Sep 14, 2023

Judge blocks state from enforcing law regulating who can vote for president

A federal judge on Thursday blocked Arizona from enforcing a 2022 state law regulating who can vote for president.

Backpage, New Times, trial, prostitutes, ads
Sep 13, 2023

Lawyers argue indicted Backpage employees sought to keep prostitution ads off site

A former executive and two operations managers for classified site Backpage.com worked vigorously to keep the platform free of ads for prostitution even as strategies on how to do so constantly shifted, their attorneys said Tuesday at a federal trial in Phoenix.

judges, Goldwater Institute, retention, voters, ballots
Sep 6, 2023

Goldwater Institute files petition seeking to allow all state voters to consider judges’ retention

The Goldwater Institute filed a special action petition seeking to allow all Arizona voters to weigh in on retention for Arizona Court of Appeals judges, not just those in their jurisdiction, and alleges the current residency-based retention system sows voter disenfranchisement and violates the Arizona Constitution.