Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin will ask the Arizona Supreme Court to allow the state’s higher new campaign contribution limits to go into effect, saving a lower court argument that the old limits are unconstitutional for another day.Read More »
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.
The Arizona Court of Appeals blocked Arizona’s new campaign contribution limits, reversing a trial judge’s ruling and putting a halt to a month of fundraising under the higher limits.Read More »
In a motion to dismiss the case, attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer and the director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System contend 36 lawmakers who opposed Medicaid expansion don’t have standing to challenge the program in court.Read More »
Penny Raye Murphy, wife to Sen. Rick Murphy, has sued for divorce in Maricopa County Superior Court.Read More »
President Obama made nominations Thursday to fill four vacancies in the U.S. District Court for Arizona.Read More »
After a 2½-hour hearing Tuesday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has two days to decide whether he’ll let new campaign contribution limits go into effect, potentially transforming Arizona politics in a major way.Read More »
When it comes to possession or use of marijuana, the United States Department of Justice will not focus on enforcement of federal marijuana laws where state laws allow it, a memo released today explains.
Marijuana law reform advocates declared it a victory and identified its broad implications for Arizona and other states.
A conservative advocacy group is asking a court to order Phoenix to stop allowing its police officers and firefighters from increasing their pensions by counting unused sick leave, vacation time and other benefits.Read More »
Students with the Dream Act Coalition got an impromptu meeting with Attorney General Tom Horne Thursday, asking him to drop a lawsuit contesting in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.Read More »