Michael Kielsky

Aug 7, 2019

9th Circuit to hear appeal on McSally’s appointment

Federal appellate judges have agreed to decide whether Martha McSally can continue to serve as a U.S. senator at least through the 2020 election.

Jun 28, 2019

Federal judge rules McSally gets to keep U.S. Senate until 2020 election

Martha McSally can keep John McCain's Senate seat until at least the 2020 election, a federal judge ruled late Thursday.

Jun 21, 2019

Libertarian pushes court to rule on challenge to U.S. senator appointment

Saying time is running out, the former chairman of the Arizona Libertarian Party wants the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to order an election – and soon -- to decide who fills out the term of John McCain.

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Jun 3, 2019

9th Circuit upholds law to burden Libertarian candidates

A federal appeals court has upheld a 2015 state law which the Libertarian Party charges – and some Republican lawmakers admitted – was specifically designed to keep its candidates off the ballot.

Jan 12, 2019

Ducey attorneys respond to lawsuit challenging process of Senate appointment

In legal papers filed Friday, Brett Johnson, who is leading the legal team, acknowledged that vacancies in the U.S. Senate must be filled by a special election. But Johnson told U.S. District Court Judge Diane Humetewa that the U.S. Constitution allows the Legislature to let Ducey name a senator to serve until the next regular election.

Nov 29, 2018

Coalition of voters takes Ducey to court over filling U.S. Senate seat

The former leader of Arizona’s Libertarian Party filed a lawsuit against Gov. Doug Ducey Wednesday, arguing he must immediately hold a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain.

Jul 10, 2017

Federal judge upholds law to keep Libertarians off ballot

A federal judge has rebuffed a bid by the Libertarian Party to kill an Arizona law even its sponsors concede was designed to make it harder for minor party candidates to get on the general election ballot.

Jul 1, 2011

Capitol Quotes: July 1, 2011

This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.

Jul 20, 2010

Illegal immigration policies dominate county attorney debate

Interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley spent much of an hour debate July 20 defending his record on S1070 and immigration enforcement.