Court of Appeals

marijuana, expungement, Maricopa County
May 31, 2023

Court paves way for expunging records for those selling small amounts of marijuana

The state Court of Appeals has opened the door for people convicted of selling small amounts of marijuana in Arizona to now qualify to have their records expunged.

unemployment benefits, Arizona Supreme Court, jobless, Ducey, Covid pandemic
May 3, 2023

Nearly 100K Arizonans who got federal jobless benefits cut off early won’t get lost funds

About 100,000 Arizonans who got their extra federal unemployment benefits cut off early during the Covid pandemic by then-Gov. Doug Ducey because he instead wanted to get them to go to work at restaurants and hotels are not going to get the funds they lost.

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.

Redwolf Pope, rape, voyeurism, New Mexico, Phoenix
Mar 28, 2023

Court upholds Native American actor convictions

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the rape and voyeurism convictions of Native American actor and film producer Redwolf Pope, who had previously been arrested in Phoenix.

court appointments, Court of Appeals, trial courts, appellate courts
Mar 9, 2023

Court nominees lean political – now favor Dems

For the first time in over a decade, Democrats outnumber Republicans on nomination lists for the trial and appellate courts. 

abortion, Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court, Yavapai County
Feb 6, 2023

Republicans fighting to defend law prohibiting abortions in genetic defect cases

The top Republicans in the House and Senate want a judge to let them defend a law that bars abortions in cases of genetic defects, saying newly sworn-in Attorney General Kris Mayes won't do it. And they have more than adequate reason to believe that.

Maricopa County, Mohave County, Cochise County, ballots, Crosby, Judd, delays, general election, election deniers, conspiracy theorists, Ward, Arizona Republican Party, Arizona Democratic Party, ballots, early ballots, early voting, lawsuit, Court of Appeals, GOP, Arizona Republican Party, Supreme Court, early voting
Feb 3, 2023

State GOP makes another effort to kill on-demand early voting

The Arizona Republican Party is making a last-ditch effort to get a court to do what lawmakers have so far refused: Kill on-demand early voting in the state.

court appointments, Court of Appeals, trial courts, appellate courts
Jan 17, 2023

Supreme Court rules Marana acted illegally in putting whole cost of sewage treatment plant upgrade on future development

The Town of Marana acted illegally in putting the entire cost of an upgrade to its sewage treatment plant on future development, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Lake, Hobbs, lawsuit, election, challenge, Court of Appeals, voters, ballots, tabulation,governor
Jan 4, 2023

Court of Appeals to consider Lake’s bid to overturn election results

The state Court of Appeals will consider later this month whether to expedite a bid by Kari Lake to overturn the results of the gubernatorial election she lost by more than 17,000 votes.

Ward, election, ballot tabulators, vote centers, general election, Richer, GOP, Arizona Democratic Party, voting, voters, Alexander Kolodin, Court of Appeals, Australian Ballot System, Mohave County, Arizona Constitution
Dec 7, 2022

Lawsuit Ward, GOP file claims mail-in, early voting violates Constitution

A lawsuit seeking to strike down mail-in voting had its day in the Court of Appeals today. The suit, filed by the Arizona Republican Party and party chair Kelli Ward against the Secretary of State, county recorders and the state, alleges the decades-old, mail-in early voting system violates the Arizona Constitution as it does not fulfill the provision that “secrecy in voting shall be preserved.[...]

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Nov 30, 2022

Judges grill assistant attorney general over abortion claim

Appellate judges grilled an assistant attorney general over his claim that a territorial-era law banning most abortions once again makes the practice a crime despite a new law specifically permitting doctors to terminate a pregnancy through the 15th week of pregnancy. And hanging in the balance is whether abortions will remain legal in Arizona.