border, Title 42, immigration, Mayes, Arizona v. Mayorkas
May 22, 2023

Supreme Court dismisses Arizona’s last-ditch attempt to preserve Title 42

The Supreme Court has formally dismissed an Arizona-led effort to preserve Title 42, the pandemic-era immigration restriction that was officially ended by the Biden administration last week.

abortion, Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court, Yavapai County
May 2, 2023

Mayes tells Supreme Court no one has legal standing to defend old abortion law

The legal right of Arizona women to have an abortion could turn on the question of whether anyone still has legal standing to argue that the procedure should once again be all but outlawed, as it was in territorial days.

2020 election, Maricopa County, Cyber Ninjas, Republican Party, GOP, ballots,
Apr 21, 2023

Court upholds ruling declaring GOP lawsuit after 2020 election was groundless

The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling declaring a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Republican Party after the 2020 election was groundless and filed in bad faith and ordering the party to pay more than $18,000 in legal fees.

guilty plea, elections, Maricopa County, Iowa, Arizona
Apr 14, 2023

Iowa man pleads guilty in Arizona election threats case

An Iowa man pleaded guilty Thursday to threatening two Arizona officials in messages that mentioned discredited allegations of fraud in the 2020 election.

death row, Mayes, Hobbs, Conover, lethal injection, Mitchell, equal treatment, prison, death row, Gunches
Mar 23, 2023

Court won’t order execution of Gunches

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.

Lake, Hobbs, governor, Court of Appeals, election contest, general election, ballots, tabulation, Election Day, Republicans, Democrats, MAGA, secretary of state
Mar 23, 2023

Lake still believes she can meet burden of proving election results tainted

A spokesman for the failed Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake told Capitol Media Services Lake still believes, even with the restrictions the Arizona Supreme Court has imposed, she can meet her burden of proving the counting of election results was tainted and the outcome should be declared void.

Kavanagh, attorney general
Mar 15, 2023

House close to passing Kavanagh’s bill requiring AG to defend all laws

A bill is moving through the House that would require the state attorney general to defend all laws passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor, regardless of the attorney general’s opinion of the constitutionality of a law.  

death row, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Mar 15, 2023

Hobbs blasted for plans to defy execution order

Gov. Katie Hobbs is facing heavy pushback from a victim's sister and a powerful county prosecutor for her plans to defy a court order to execute a prisoner next month for his conviction in a 2002 killing.

abortion, Roe v. Wade, Petersen, Toma, Brnovich, Mayes, Senate, fetal defects
Mar 13, 2023

Law outlawing abortions for fetal genetic defects cases won’t go undefended

A law outlawing abortions in cases of fetal genetic defects will not go undefended in court.

Mayes, Brnovich, income, housing, Tucson, Phoenix
Mar 9, 2023

Mayes reverses ruling on income-source discrimination

Attorney General Kris Mayes reversed former Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s opinion that city ordinances banning income source-based discrimination violate state law, but it’s not clear if she has the authority to do so.

Phoenix City Council, rent, affordable housing, Ansari, Kate Gallego, Mayes, Brnovich
Mar 7, 2023

Phoenix City Council bans ‘source of income’ discrimination for renters, home buyers

The Phoenix City Council has given overwhelming approval to a measure that would prevent landlords and property owners from discriminating against renters or buyers who rely on public assistance for income.

Hobbs, death row, lethal injection, Gunches
Mar 3, 2023

State won’t carry out execution after warrant issued 

Arizona won’t execute the state’s only inmate on death row even after the Arizona Supreme Court issued a death warrant in the case, Gov. Katie Hobbs said on Friday.