Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest

Apr 26, 2019

Ninth Circuit allows lawsuit against DCS to proceed as class-action

The state Department of Child Safety has to defend how it handles the more than 14,000 children in foster care now and all those who will be there in the future.

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit over school maintenance funding stand behind Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest attorney Tim Hogan. Standing on the steps of Glendale Landmark Elementary School on Monday, Hogan argued the state is not living up to its constitutional obligations to properly fund school maintenance and construction, allowing the burden to instead fall to districts' taxpayers. (Photo by Katie Campbell, Arizona Capitol Times)
Jan 19, 2018

Plaintiffs push ahead with capital funding challenge against state

The Arizona Association of School Business Officials may be out, but the lawsuit over school capital funding needs marches on.

Danny Adelman (Photo by Paulina Pineda/Arizona Capitol Times)
Dec 18, 2017

Danny Adelman: Learning the law in the public’s interest

Before graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Daniel “Danny” Adelman knew he wanted to study law. Accounting was something he “fell into,” but studying law was something he was passionate about.

Jun 9, 2017

Tim Hogan: ‘Trial lawyer’ who shaped education and health care in Arizona

Attorney Tim Hogan has held elected officials accountable for education funding and health care issues for decades, much to the chagrin of those he has opposed. Hogan, executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, said this week that he is leaving the center after 26 years.

Apr 28, 2017

Lawsuit to force state to fund schools’ capital needs to be filed Monday

A long-awaited lawsuit over school maintenance and construction funding will be filed on Monday, the Arizona School Boards Association announced today.

Nov 9, 2015

Arizona gets D on government accountability and transparency

The Grand Canyon State received an overall score of 64 – a D grade – in a new State Integrity Investigation, a data-driven assessment of government accountability and transparency in all 50 states by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity. Despite the low grade, Arizona ranked 22nd among all the states.

Jun 15, 2015

9th Circuit dismisses 23-year-old lawsuit on state instruction of English language learners

Saying the state is doing all that is legally required, a federal appellate court on Monday dismissed a 23-year-old lawsuit claiming Arizona does not do enough to ensure all students have an opportunity to learn English.

Apr 29, 2015

Land Department lawsuit to be dismissed

The Attorney General’s Office and the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest have jointly agreed to dismiss a lawsuit over a self-funding proposal for the Land Department after the state agreed to preserve the group’s ability to re-file the lawsuit after next year’s election.

Apr 27, 2015

AG seeks dismissal of Land Department suit, plaintiff wants assurance

The Attorney General’s Office’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a proposal to make the state Land Department self-funding may contain the genesis of at least a temporary solution to the legal battle.

Apr 22, 2015

Group says AHCCCS director can’t be trusted to defend expansion

A liberal public interest law firm is asking a judge to allow four AHCCCS patients to intervene as defendants in the lawsuit against Medicaid expansion, arguing that the program’s director can’t be trusted to represent their interests because he answers to a governor who opposes the 2013 policy.

Apr 21, 2015

We’ve got your best interests at heart

The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest wants to intervene as a defendant in the lawsuit against Medicaid expansion, arguing that AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach does not necessarily represent the interests of its clients, four childless adults that are receiving Medicaid coverage as a result of the 2013 law.

Feb 4, 2015

Lawsuit claims Arizona fails to care for foster children

Children's advocacy groups on Tuesday sued the state of Arizona, claiming it violated the civil rights of nearly 17,000 children in its foster care system by exposing them to possible harm.