Arizona Supreme Court explains decision to kill vote
Arizonans have no constitutional right to block lawmakers from cutting - or even eliminating - taxes, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Court makes statement, rules against lawmakers
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday issued a broad ruling that will change forever how state budgets are adopted.
Supreme Court rules judges don’t need to justify juror dismissals
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that trial judges in the state do not have to give explicit evidence for demeanor-based jury strikes unless the explanation offered by the prosecutor is deemed to be implausible.
Supreme Court opens door for more privacy intrusion
An Arizona Supreme Court ruling January 11 allows police to obtain information about people’s internet activity and identity without first getting a search warrant, making it easier for the government to see what most consider to be private information about their online habits.
Arizona can put juveniles in prison for life, state Supreme Court rules
Arizona judges are free to sentence juveniles to what amount to de facto life sentences despite U.S. Supreme Court rulings that appear to prohibit that, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Ducey appoints Montgomery to high court
Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon, making the controversial Maricopa County attorney Ducey’s fifth selection to the state’s highest court.
Hobbs asks court to dismiss challenge to 2014 election law
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is urging a federal judge to throw out a challenge to a law that could make it more difficult for groups to put initiatives on the ballot.
State Supreme Court gives deported man second chance at trial
In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the justices said that Hector Sebastion Nuñez-Diaz never would have entered into a plea deal on a drug charge had he been informed it would result in his automatic removal from this country.
Federal lawsuit challenges law to regulate signature gatherers
A new lawsuit seeks to strike down a statute that can invalidate otherwise legitimate and qualified signatures on an initiative petition.
Supreme Court denies review of ruling against political law firm
A Phoenix law firm known for its political involvement and lawsuits will have to pay nearly $40,000 in legal fees over what a court concluded was unfounded litigation to try to stop what has become the largest medical marijuana cultivation facility in the state.
Justice John Pelander retiring from Arizona Supreme Court
Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander announced Tuesday that he plans to retire, giving Republican Gov. Doug Ducey the chance to appoint his fourth justice to the seven-member high court.
Justices: Subpoenaed petition circulators must show for court
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a legal tactic used by those seeking to keep voter-proposed laws off the ballot.