car repossession, police, Senate, lawmakers
Apr 12, 2023

Senate gives early approval to bill shifting police out of repossession business

State lawmakers are moving to get police out of the business of being repossession workers for auto dealers and title loan companies.

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. 

elections, lawsuit
Feb 16, 2023

‘Subject-matter experts’ on elections draw skepticism

Skepticism surrounding the 2020 and 2022 elections brought “subject-matter experts” into county board meetings, courts and legislative committees around Arizona. The experts contend their qualifications are applicable to assessing elections. But elections officials and those working in the elections field say the know-how touted by subject matter experts does not always translate and can, at t[...]

jurors, U.S. Supreme Court, Cochise County Record, David Morgan
Dec 9, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court mulls anonymous jury case

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to take up an Arizona-based case weighing whether courts can use anonymous juries at their discretion.

migrants, immigration, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Ukraine, Russia, Guatemala, El Salvadorans, asylum seekers, Trump, Montana, Biden, Supreme Court, GOP, Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Congress, Ohio,
Nov 29, 2022

High court to hear arguments over Biden’s deportation policy

The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute over a blocked Biden administration policy that would prioritize deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk.

Apr 24, 2020

Ducey reaches milestone in picks to the bench

Gov. Doug Ducey has set the record for the most court picks in Arizona history after appointing four people to the bench on April 24.

Jun 17, 2019

The Breakdown: Have you no honor?

How exactly do you work with someone you believe has betrayed you? That’s a question some lawmakers are asking themselves about the state’s county prosecutors after what some saw as an 11th hour reversal on criminal justice reform measures.

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.

Lindsay Herf (Photo by Jenna Miller/Arizona Capitol Times)
Sep 11, 2017

Lindsay Herf: Finding holes in America’s justice system

Lindsay Herf’s mission in life is to find the holes in our justice system. As executive director of the Arizona Justice Project, she leads efforts to investigate claims of innocence.

May 19, 2017

Death row thinning in Arizona, nationally – reasons vary

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ most recent data – accounting for prisoners under sentence of death as of December 31, 2015 – Arizona did see its first uptick in death row inmates in five years with the addition of two inmates in 2015. But that runs counter to the slow yet steady decline of the state’s death row.

Feb 22, 2017

4 Superior Court judges among 5 nominees for appointments

A state commission has nominated four Superior Court judges and another attorney for appointments to fill two vacancies on the Arizona Court of Appeals.

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Feb 22, 2017

Experts: Science behind ‘abortion reversal’ is flawed

Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."