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Murray Snow

Dec 16, 2022

Federal judge orders stop to enforcement of camping ban at homeless zone

White dump trucks outfitted with City of Phoenix emblems and street sweepers lined the roads near the concentrated homeless camp dubbed, “the Zone,” this morning as part of their new “enhanced clean-up” effort in the area.  A federal judge allowed the new cleaning procedure to go forward in an order issued Thursday night but barred […]

Oct 13, 2020

9th Circuit hears plea to extend voting deadline for Navajo residents

An attorney representing several Navajo Nation residents asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to give reservation dwellers more time to submit their ballots and have them counted.

Sep 26, 2020

Arizona election deadline legal, judge rules

A federal judge won't give reservation residents more time to submit their early ballots and ensure they will be counted.

Sep 23, 2020

Judge skeptical law racially discriminates against Native American voters

The fate of a voting rights lawsuit could depend on whether a federal judge believes current practices discriminate against Native Americans or just people who live in rural areas. Bret Healy, an expert witness for members of the Navajo Nation, testified Tuesday on how much more time it takes for an early ballot to be […]

Sep 16, 2020

GOP takes another bite at early ballot lawsuit losses

The Trump re-election committee is making a last-ditch effort to keep a new deadline for people to sign their mail-in ballots from taking effect this year.

In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. A judge who ordered taxpayer-funded compensation for Latinos who were illegally detained when Arpaio defied a 2011 court order has declined to give the victims six more months to apply for the money. The ruling means the one-year period for filing claims ends Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Feb 27, 2020

Court refuses to wipe Arpaio’s contempt verdict after Trump pardon

A federal appeals court has rebuffed the bid by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to have his criminal conviction formally erased.

In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. A judge who ordered taxpayer-funded compensation for Latinos who were illegally detained when Arpaio defied a 2011 court order has declined to give the victims six more months to apply for the money. The ruling means the one-year period for filing claims ends Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Nov 16, 2018

Judge won’t give more time to find victims of Arpaio detentions

A federal judge who ordered taxpayer-funded compensation for Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order has declined to give the victims more time to apply for the money.

Sep 21, 2017

Federal judge rules state not required to reveal source of execution drugs

The right of the press to access executions does not imply the right to related information, according to U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow.

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Jul 24, 2017

Trial seeks details on suppliers of death penalty drugs

News organizations will clash with Arizona prison officials over the First Amendment at a trial to determine whether the public has a right to know who supplies execution drugs and the qualifications of people who carry out the death penalty.

Mar 13, 2017

Arpaio to take second try at disqualifying judge from racial profiling case

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to resume his bid to get a federal judge disqualified from a racial profiling case even though the lawman has been out of office for more than two months.

Oct 27, 2016

Sheriff’s lawyers want federal judge out of profiling case

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyers want a federal judge to recuse himself from all future proceedings in a racial-profiling case.

Oct 11, 2016

Feds to bring contempt charge against Arizona sheriff

Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt-of-court for defying a judge's orders to end his signature immigration patrols in Arizona, exposing the 84-year-old lawman to the possibility of jail time and clouding his political future as he seeks a seventh term.