Andy Gaona

Dec 26, 2022

Lawyers who beat Lake challenge want $700K in fees

Calling her bid to overturn the election "frivolous'' and lacking "legal and factual merit,'' attorneys who successfully defended against her claims want Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson to order Kari Lake and her attorneys to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees and costs they incurred.

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Dec 17, 2022

Judge scorches Finchem, will consider sanctions

A judge late Friday quashed a bid by Mark Finchem to overturn his loss to Adrian Fontes for secretary of state, saying he presented no evidence to support such a radical move.

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Dec 16, 2022

Hobbs, Maricopa County attorneys say Lake lacks facts on fraud

Claims by failed gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake that the general election was rigged and that printer issues were caused by "intentional misconduct'' are little more than speculation and should be dismissed, the attorney for Katie Hobbs, her successful Democratic foe argued Thursday.

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Dec 13, 2022

Judges set hearings for many election contests

Judges across the state set hearings for election contests as the challenges fly under the 10-day deadline to be heard in court.  

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Oct 1, 2022

Judge refuses to halt order on abortion ban

A Pima County judge won't halt implementation of her ruling that a territorial-era law outlawing virtually all abortions is once again enforceable.

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Apr 19, 2022

Supreme Court hears challenge to ballot measure

An organization dedicated to limiting the size of government is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to prevent voters from getting the last word in November on a $1.9 billion tax cut.

Nov 6, 2021

Judge weighs tax cuts challenge

A judge is questioning whether she has the right to keep Arizona voters from getting the last word on whether to cut taxes for the state's most wealthy. 

Apr 28, 2021

Judge: Audit policies, procedures open to public

Arizonans are entitled to see the policies and procedures being used in the Senate's audit of the 2020 election returns, a judge has ruled.

Apr 20, 2021

Supreme Court considers education tax arguments

The fate of a tax on the rich to help fund education could come down to whether the Arizona Supreme Court believes the money raised will provide "grants'' to schools.

Dec 23, 2020

Judge hears arguments on voter approved tax on rich

The fate of a voter-approve tax on the rich to fund education could depend on whether a judge believes the money raised will be "grants'' to school districts.