Dan Barr

Hamadeh, Mayes, attorney general, lawsuit, Mayes, Maricopa County,
Jan 4, 2023

Hamadeh’s bid for attorney general continues as he seeks new trial

Abe Hamadeh’s bid for attorney general marches on as he filed a motion for a new trial, citing vote total discrepancies revealed in Pinal County’s recount as grounds to revisit ballots. 

Hamadeh, Barr, Mayes, election, election contest, voters, ballots, tabulation, Maricopa County, Mohave County
Dec 14, 2022

Attorney for Mayes says Hamadeh’s claims based on ‘speculation’

A bid by Abe Hamadeh to have a judge declare him the next attorney general is "based on little more than speculation and conjecture,'' an attorney for his Democratic opponent, Kris Mayes, is saying.

Oct 21, 2022

New law makes panhandling in Glendale iffy

Panhandlers in Glendale could face civil or criminal charges for asking for money within 25 feet of any business, 50 feet of a bank or ATM, as well as on any public transportation or at any bus stop, on a traffic median, from cars stopped at intersection, on private property or on any public property if they are deemed “aggressive.”  

public records, Fann, Supreme Court, public access, First Amendment Coalition, Cyber Ninjas
Aug 31, 2022

Court rules state lawmakers are entitled to shield records from public

State lawmakers are entitled to shield records from public disclosure if they deal in any way with legislative business, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Sep 1, 2021

Senate, watchdog group, wrangle over audit records

An attorney for American Oversight charged on September 1 that the Senate has not complied with a court order to surrender all the documents it has dealing with the audit of the 2020 election.

public records, Fann, Supreme Court, public access, First Amendment Coalition, Cyber Ninjas
Aug 27, 2021

Getting around public records law

When one Democratic state senator was arrested at the start of August, his colleagues snapped into action.

Jul 19, 2021

Senate closes doors on transparency

Months after the Senate lifted other Covid restrictions, doing away with requirements to wear masks or keep distance at meetings, the building remained locked and historically public caucus meetings continued being held behind closed doors.

Jun 18, 2021

Senate says lawmakers not subject to public record laws

Senate President Karen Fann is taking the position that Arizona courts cannot force her or any other member of the Arizona Legislature to comply with the state's Public Records Act.

Apr 27, 2021

Media to get day in court over Senate election audit

A judge on Tuesday said he has yet to be convinced that the rights of Maricopa County voters are being protected in the audit being conducted at the demand of the state Senate.

Apr 26, 2021

Audit attorney asks for secrecy of policies, procedures

The attorney for the private firm hired by the Senate to audit the 2020 election is trying to deny public access to the policies and procedures they are using to audit the returns.

Apr 23, 2021

Attorney: Audit contract looks ‘cut and paste’

The Senate’s contract with Cyber Ninjas, the leading firm for the audit that kicked off this week, displays a concerning lack of clarity and methodology and a general shoddiness indicative of rushed workmanship.

vote, Lake, Hobbs, debate, PBS
Feb 11, 2020

‘Ballot harvesting’ ban to remain in effect for March election

Arizona's ban on "ballot harvesting'' will remain in place, at least for the March 17 presidential preference primary.