Mary O'Grady

Nov 3, 2022

Clean Elections sues ‘Clean Elections USA’ over trademark

The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission wants a judge to order the founder of a group called “Clean Elections USA” to stop using that name for her organization and delete a page on the group's website that claims a local election was “rigged.” 

Aug 13, 2021

Judge to rule on attempt to end mask mandates in schools

A teacher and a school district want a judge to decide whether a new law that bans school districts from requiring face masks takes effect now or later.

Aug 4, 2021

Judge refuses – for now – to grant TRO against Phoenix Union’s mask policy

A Superior Court judge did not rule on the claim by a teacher at Phoenix Union, which imposed a mask mandate, that the law banning schools from doing so is in effect. But he did not grant a request by Alexander Kolodin, the teacher’s attorney, for an immediate restraining order to bar the district from enforcing its new policy.

Sep 26, 2020

Fontes asks judge to rule vote by video is legal

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes wants a court to bless the practice he is using that allows some people to cast a ballot by video conference.

Sep 21, 2020

Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice

If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Jan 21, 2020

GOP, state ask court to keep status quo on ballot order

Attorneys for the state and Republican legislative leaders are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by Democrats challenging the way candidates are listed on the ballot.

Apr 2, 2018

State justices skeptical of ‘dreamers’ tuition arguments

A claim that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same lower tuition as other Arizona residents drew a skeptical response Monday by several justices of the state Supreme Court.

(Photo by Gary Grado/Arizona Capitol Times)
Mar 6, 2018

‘Dreamers’ tuition case turns on conflicts over definitions

The question of how much it will cost "dreamers'' to get a higher education in Arizona could turn on who the state Supreme Court decides is in this country with "lawful immigration status.''

Feb 21, 2018

Judge won’t delay decision on school funding

A judge won't delay deciding whether the state is violating constitutional requirements to adequately fund school capital needs while lawmakers decide what -- if anything -- they are going to do about the problem.

Bob Burns (Photo by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services)
Feb 19, 2018

Court denies regulator’s request to look at utility’s campaign spending

A judge won't help Bob Burns force Arizona Public Service to disclose the money it has spent -- and may spend in the future -- to elect candidates of its choice.

Jan 15, 2018

Attorney for state tells judge school funding is ‘political question’

Attorney Brett Johnson told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Martin the governor and the Legislature are working “very diligently” to resolve these issues, adding the “experts” in this area should be given the opportunity to deal with the question rather than having it decided by the courts.

Oct 17, 2017

Supreme Court rejects utility regulator’s bid to overturn APS rate hike

The Arizona Supreme Court court won't intercede to overturn the just-approved 3.3 percent rate hike approved for the state's largest electric utility.