Michael Kemp

Dec 2, 2021

Court considers Senate records dispute

An attorney for the Senate warned the Court of Appeals Wednesday that if the judges force public disclosure of records related to the audit of the 2020 election it will undermine the ability of lawmakers to do their jobs. 

Nov 9, 2021

Court: Ninjas ‘playing with fire’

The Court of Appeals has rejected the latest bid by Cyber Ninjas to keep secret the records it has related to the audit of the 2020 election. 

Nov 2, 2021

Judge sets contempt hearing for Senate

A superior court judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of finding the Arizona Senate in contempt of court in the coming weeks.  

Oct 20, 2021

Senate lawyer wants 720 documents withheld

The attorney for the Senate is asking a judge to delay any move to force lawmakers to immediately surrender some audit documents. 

2020 election, Maricopa County, Cyber Ninjas, Republican Party, GOP, ballots,
Oct 7, 2021

Senate wants host of Ninja records protected

A judge on Thursday said he's not ready to cite the Arizona Senate and Karen Fann, its president, for contempt of court.

Sep 14, 2021

Ninja records public, Supreme Court decides

The Arizona Senate has no legal excuse to refuse to publicly produce the records of the firm it hired to audit the 2020 election returns.

Sep 1, 2021

Senate, watchdog group, wrangle over audit records

An attorney for American Oversight charged on September 1 that the Senate has not complied with a court order to surrender all the documents it has dealing with the audit of the 2020 election.

Aug 19, 2021

Court: Senate must turn over public records

The Arizona Senate must turn over audit records requested by watchdog group American Oversight, including those in the possession of Cyber Ninjas, the Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

Aug 18, 2021

Judge sets deadline for Senate to release public records

The Arizona Senate has an Aug. 31 deadline to produce the rest of requested internal public records related to its election audit, a superior court judge ordered Wednesday.

Aug 3, 2021

Court orders Senate to turn over audit records, appeal likely to come

A judge has ordered the Senate to immediately produce the records it has related to the audit of the 2020 election -- even those in the hands of Cyber Ninjas Inc., the private firm hired to conduct the review.

Jul 20, 2021

Attorney argues courts can’t force lawmakers to follow open meeting laws

An attorney for the Arizona Legislature is arguing to the state Court of Appeals that lawmakers -- and not the courts -- decide when they have to have open meetings.

Jul 7, 2021

Senate argues against release of audit records

The Arizona Senate doesn’t have to produce records for its election audit because they aren’t in the physical custody of the chamber, the Senate’s attorney said Wednesday in court.