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Ousted lawmaker takes case to 9th Circuit

Don Shooter awaits a vote by the state House on whether to expel him on Feb. 1, 2018. He was later removed from office by a vote of 56-3. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)

With new legal help, former Rep. Don Shooter is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to give him a chance to prove that his civil rights were violated when he was ousted by colleagues – and to expose what he claims are improper and illegal bidding practices.

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GOP senator: Drop voucher petition case against Democrat (access required)

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A letter sent to committee members Wednesday by Republican Sen. Kimberly Yee says she will dismiss the complaint against Sen. Catherine Miranda unless two other members object. The move comes after the state attorney general's office found no evidence Miranda knowingly broke the law or misrepresented herself to voters signing the petition.

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AZ senators reluctant to put Shooter on trial (access required)

Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Democratic Arizona senators, even those once interested in pushing for an ethics hearing into the actions of Sen. Don Shooter at a Yuma charter school earlier this year, now say it’d be a waste of time holding hearings on an issue that police and prosecutors have already dealt with in full.

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Time to wake the Ethics Committee?

The news today (June 28) about Murphy and Shooter has prompted some observers to wonder when the two senators will face ethics charges. After word of Shooter’s transgression broke in March, Dem senators said they weren’t ready to file an ethics complaint because the police hadn’t investigated the incident and charges hadn’t been filed, but there will be renewed pressure for them to file a complaint.

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