Clint Bolick

Sep 28, 2021

Court weighs whether political flamethrowers can damage 3rd parties

Mudslinging isn’t new to politics, but changes in technology make private citizens more susceptible to being dragged into the fray — and they should have legal recourse, the attorney for a former congressional candidate’s employer argued to the Arizona Supreme Court. 

Sep 1, 2021

Hospitals can’t sue pharmacies for opioid costs

Tucson Medical Center has no right to sue a major national pharmacy on the claim that it is negligent for distributing opioids in the state, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled September 1.

Jun 30, 2021

Court: Mesnard lost immunity with press release

State lawmakers have absolute immunity from being sued by those who are the targets of legislative investigative reports, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

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.

Apr 14, 2021

State high court voids 2018 law on city elections

The Arizona Supreme Court has once again nullified efforts by lawmakers to tell Tucson -- and all the state's charter cities -- when they can have their elections.

Jan 14, 2021

Supreme Court opens door for more privacy intrusion

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling January 11 allows police to obtain information about people’s internet activity and identity without first getting a search warrant, making it easier for the government to see what most consider to be private information about their online habits.

Oct 23, 2020

Court expansion brings more cases, less efficiency

Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel said the addition of two more justices has made the court less efficient. Brutinel’s assessment contradicts Gov. Doug Ducey’s justification in 2016 for signing legislation to expand the court from five to seven justices “. . . will ensure that the court can increase efficiency, hear more cases […]

Oct 7, 2020

AZ Supreme Court refuses case on lifting eviction ban

The Arizona Supreme Court won't overturn the order by Gov. Doug Ducey blocking residential evictions.

Oct 7, 2020

Dems seek removal of judge who nixed education measure

The Maricopa County Democratic Party is leading an effort to remove the trial-court judge who ruled against putting an education initiative on the ballot.

Sep 8, 2020

Court explains decision to let candidate stay on ballot

A court order allowing certain people to take their address out of public records does not mean they can hide it when they run for office, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Aug 13, 2020

Judge takes flak for decision against school tax measure

Backers of a measure to tax the rich for public education called Judge Christopher Coury’s decision to strike it from the ballot “politically motivated” and are calling for his removal in November’s retention election.

Jul 31, 2020

Court rules utility regulators can take over private company

The Arizona Corporation Commission has the legal right to seize managerial control of utilities that pose a risk to public health and safety, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a 6-1 decision, the justices rejected claims by George Johnson and family members, owners of Johnson Utilities, that there was no constitutional authority for the […]