Russomanno, change, tribes, legislature, LGBTQ
Aug 31, 2023

Finding enemies at home: how ‘worldview’ explains our differences

When we consider some Arizona legislators these days, we might think, “I don’t believe they even live in the same world as me!” Guess what? They may not! They are so different in their views, beliefs and values that they may seem to be different kinds of people altogether. That’s not a desert mirage; it’s real! But what makes them so different?

Finchem, Lake, election, governor, secretary of state, lawsuit, hand counts, ballots, sanctions, attorneys,
Aug 11, 2022

County seeks sanctions against election lawsuit plaintiffs 

Maricopa County wants a federal judge to sanction Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and their lawyers in a case that Lake and Finchem filed in April seeking to block the use of electronic vote-counting machines in Arizona elections.  

Dec 21, 2015

Commission recommends $15,000 raise for judges

The commission that recommends salaries for lawmakers, executive officials and judges is hoping members of Arizona’s judiciary won’t have to go a full decade without a pay raise.

Oct 18, 2013

Judicial imbalance

Relatively few private attorneys want to become judges in Arizona

Stagnant salaries and diminished retirement benefits keep private attorneys from joining Arizona’s bench, which is becoming unbalanced by increasing numbers of former government lawyers, said a lobbyist for Arizona judges.

Aug 8, 2013

Arizona courts often approve abortions without parental consent

Minors who go to Arizona judges instead of their parents for permission for an abortion are given approval nearly three out of every four times they ask.

Oct 4, 2012

Proposition 115 would give governor more power in judicial selections

Proposition 115 asserts that more is better when it comes to selection and retention of state judges in Pima and Maricopa counties as well as appellate and Supreme Court judges.