Arizona Court of Appeals

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.  

Hamadeh, court, Mayes
Aug 16, 2023

Court rules against neighbors who challenged billboards

Being offended by a new billboard in your neighborhood does not give you the legal right to challenge a decision by local officials to allow it, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Cochise County, Arizona Court of Appeals
Jul 18, 2023

Court considers Cochise County’s claim supervisors had authority to do full hand count of ballots

The Arizona Court of Appeals considered Cochise County’s claim that the board of supervisors did in fact have the authority to conduct a full hand count of ballots in the 2022 election, contrary to an earlier trial court ruling barring them from doing so.

Jul 16, 2023

Court to hear arguments on full hand counts in Cochise County

At least one appellate court judge appears ready to let Cochise County do a full hand count of its early ballots. But not of those voted at polling places.

signatures, petitions, Arizona Supreme Court
Jun 21, 2023

Court rules Arizona ban on per-signature pay for ballot initiatives constitutional

In a blow to groups trying to get voter-driven initiatives on the ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a law criminalizing per-signature payment is constitutional.

Jun 19, 2023

Arizona court to weigh if media can see secret records

The ultimate outcome of the case could determine whether government agencies can use laws designed to protect the privacy of some individuals to create exceptions from broad state statutes that generally make government records a matter of public concern.

LDS, Mormon Church, confessional, Supreme Court
Apr 11, 2023

Arizona court upholds clergy privilege in child abuse case

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can refuse to answer questions or turn over documents under a state law that exempts religious officials from having to report child sex abuse if they learn of the crime during a confessional setting.

Gress, Ortiz, Kolodin, pregnancy, House, bill, abortion, personhood, child support
Mar 13, 2023

Gress’ proposal to extend child support payments to date of pregnancy passes House 

Arizona House Republicans passed a bill that would extend child support payments to the date of a confirmed pregnancy, which opponents argue is an attempt to establish a fetal personhood provision. 

Lake, Hobbs, lawsuit, election, challenge, Court of Appeals, voters, ballots, tabulation,governor
Feb 16, 2023

Panel affirms judge’s decision to toss out Lake’s election contest

An Arizona Court of Appeals panel affirmed a Maricopa County Superior Court judge’s decision to toss out Kari Lake’s election contest.  

Lake, Hobbs, governor, Court of Appeals, election contest, general election, ballots, tabulation, Election Day, Republicans, Democrats, MAGA, secretary of state
Jan 10, 2023

Court of Appeals agrees to expedite consideration of Lake’s claims that election was flawed

The Arizona Court of Appeals has agreed to expedite consideration of Kari Lake's claims that the 2022 election was flawed. But none of that means the judges are going to give her what she wants: either to be installed as governor or require a new election in the state's largest county.

Dec 30, 2022

Arizona appellate court says 15-week abortion ban law of land

The Court of Appeals ruled the territorial-era abortion ban is unenforceable, making  abortions in Arizona legal before 15 weeks under the most recent law passed by the legislature.  

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Oct 14, 2022

Court order brings abortions back, for now, but providers take it day by day

Clinics across Arizona have largely resumed offering abortions after a court last week blocked a ruling that briefly outlawed the procedure, but providers said they are taking abortion’s future in the state day by day.