Neil Wake

May 7, 2014

Judge skeptical of Green Party pleas

A federal judge said that efforts by the Green Party to qualify for a place on the Arizona ballot this year may be legally insufficient.

Secretary of State Ken Bennett (Photo by Ryan Cook/RJ Cook Photography)
May 2, 2014

Elections officials defend requirements for minor parties

Secretary of State Ken Bennett is asking a federal judge to rebuff efforts by the Green Party to get its candidates on the Arizona ballot this year.

May 2, 2014

Republicans lose case, but still win on redistricting

Republicans lost a federal court case seeking to force a redraw of Arizona’s legislative district map. But the status quo might not be so bad for the GOP.

Apr 29, 2014

Court ruling could remove uncertainty over Arizona legislative boundaries

After a year of deliberation, a federal court has ruled that the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission doesn’t have to redraw any part of the state’s legislative districts.

May 28, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court declines to take Planned Parenthood case similar to one in Arizona

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a case involving an Indiana law that prohibits public funds for Planned Parenthood has no bearing on a similar Arizona case, pro-life advocates and the Arizona attorney general said.

Arizona redistricting map
Apr 1, 2013

Judges hear GOP redistricting map challenge

Federal judges hearing a civil suit brought by Republican voters who claim the state's new legislative maps were illegally drawn to benefit Democrats questioned lawyers Friday about whether some members of the commission that made the maps were free of political influence.

Mar 6, 2013

Class-action status won in suit over prison care

A handful of Arizona prison inmates who sued the state over the quality of health care at the state's prisons won class-action status that lets other prisoners join the case.

Feb 11, 2013

Federal judge strikes law targeting Planned Parenthood

In a major setback for the prolife movement in Arizona, a federal judge today struck down a state law that precludes public funds, such as Medicaid money, from going to any group that provides for an abortion.

Nov 27, 2012

Arizona appeals ruling on Planned Parenthood

Arizona is appealing a court ruling against a new state law targeting Planned Parenthood.