Arizona law requires politicians to live in the districts they represent, but not much stands in the way of “carpetbagging” lawmakers who live outside their district.
A Pima County judge denied a request by friends of Sen. Vince Leach, R-Tucson, to knock GOP Senate nominee Justine Wadsack off the general election ballot on Monday.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled on November 18 that Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, has legislative privilege and doesn’t have to answer questions about conversations he had with Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, while he was speaker of the House and the expulsion of then-Rep. Don Shooter was pending.
A federal appeals court on July 22 tossed out the claims of former state Rep. Don Shooter that his rights were violated when he was expelled in 2018 from the House of Representatives.
State lawmakers have absolute immunity from being sued by those who are the targets of legislative investigative reports, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
The question of whether Arizona gets to keep its ban on "ballot harvesting'' could turn on what was in the mind of a now-ejected state legislator who first proposed the law and how that affected his colleagues.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich will get one last chance to defend the legality of an Arizona law outlawing "ballot harvesting.''
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to decide the scope of immunity provided to state lawmakers.
With just over two weeks to go before the election, incumbent Republican Sen. J.D. Mesnard, Democratic challenger Ajlan Kurdoglu and outside groups have already spent a combined $1.7 million, most of that from deep-pocketed national Democratic organizations intent on flipping the Arizona Legislature.
Arizonans remain legally barred from taking someone else’s ballot to the polls, at least for this election. Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review the decision of a federal appeals court which earlier this year had voided the state’s ban on “ballot harvesting” after concluding that the Republican-controlled legislature enacted the […]
A former House speaker wants the state's high court to rule that the concept of legislative immunity is so broad that he cannot be sued for defamation by ousted Rep. Don Shooter.
An upset for Wendy Rogers in Legislative District 6 has led some Republicans to write off the Senate seat as a lost cause and others to brainstorm ways to replace her with another Republican candidate.