Jul 20, 2021

Attorney argues courts can’t force lawmakers to follow open meeting laws

An attorney for the Arizona Legislature is arguing to the state Court of Appeals that lawmakers -- and not the courts -- decide when they have to have open meetings.

Jul 19, 2021

Judge voids prisoner health care settlement

A U.S. district court judge has voided a six-year-old prison health care class action settlement and ordered a trial after the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry and its health care contractors consistently failed to hold up their end of the agreement.

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Jul 14, 2021

Ex-politician’s accomplice gets 2 years in adoption scheme

A woman who acknowledged helping a former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen in an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday.

Jul 8, 2021

Ducey picks former aide for Supreme Court

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday chose Kathryn Hackett King as the newest Arizona Supreme Court justice, making her his record-shattering sixth high court pick.

Jul 7, 2021

Senate argues against release of audit records

The Arizona Senate doesn’t have to produce records for its election audit because they aren’t in the physical custody of the chamber, the Senate’s attorney said Wednesday in court.

Jul 7, 2021

Prisoner objects to change in execution briefings

A death row prisoner who could be among the first in Arizona to be executed in almost seven years is opposing a move that would reduce the amount of time he would have to respond to the state's request for his execution warrant.

Jul 7, 2021

State argues unsigned ballots invalid

An attorney for the state asked a federal appeals court July 7 to let Arizona refuse to count early ballots that voters forgot to sign initially and did not fix by election night.

Jul 2, 2021

‘Dysfunctional’ board for insane phasing out

Arizona will soon do away with the state board responsible for deciding the supervision and placement of those found to be guilty except insane for serious crimes, following years of concern about the board’s inconsistent practices and decision-making.

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Jul 1, 2021

Early voter law changed before SCOTUS ruling

A new ruling upholding Arizona election laws comes as state lawmakers just changed one of the reasons the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to leave those statutes in place.

Jul 1, 2021

Supreme Court upholds AZ election restrictions

Arizona is going to get to keep its laws against "ballot harvesting'' and counting only votes cast within the proper precinct.

Jun 30, 2021

Court: Mesnard lost immunity with press release

State lawmakers have absolute immunity from being sued by those who are the targets of legislative investigative reports, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Jun 28, 2021

Supreme Court to rule on Arizona voting laws as term comes to close

It's not just the future of whether Arizona gets to keep its ban on "ballot harvesting'' that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this week.