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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.

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.

Sep 17, 2019

Public’s right to know about executions limited to official record

Arizonans have no legal right to know where the state obtains drugs to execute inmates, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday.

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May 19, 2016

Ruling keeps in play a temporary ban on Arizona executions

A ruling by a federal judge Wednesday night kept in play a temporary ban on executions in Arizona, but it also allows condemned prisoners to press forward with a lawsuit protesting the way the state has carried out the death penalty.

Sep 18, 2014

Journalists’ group joins lawsuit in controversial execution case

An out-of-state law firm is representing an Arizona First Amendment advocacy group that hopes to convince a federal judge that the state’s execution procedures are unconstitutional and the state should be required to provide information on the prolonged execution of an Arizona inmate.