What started as Aaron Gunches' wish for his own execution has slowly swirled into a loaded political microcosm, pulling top state officials, multiple Corrections administrations and justice groups into its orbit.
In a recent guest opinion, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery peddles a grab bag of outdated and weak measures – some over 40 years old – to claim that Arizona leads in criminal justice reform. If only.
A federal appellate court has agreed to decide whether Arizona’s 33,000 prisoners can be in a lawsuit alleging that prison healthcare and confinement conditions amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and organizations representing black and Asian-American women sued the state today to overturn a law outlawing abortions carried out to prevent the births of females and minority babies.
The Arizona House of Representatives moved Thursday to temper a divisive bill that sought to wildly expand religious freedom protections and had drawn opposition from civil liberties groups and Democratic lawmakers.
Gov. Jan Brewer said she isn't going to play "word games" with holiday decorations in State Capitol's Executive Tower lobby. "I believe in calling something what it is, and it is a Christmas tree, just as a menorah is a menorah," the governor said in a statement on Nov. 24.