Pamela Gates

Mar 26, 2021

Ducey’s next Supreme Court pick stirs speculation

The legal community is abuzz speculating about who will be Gov. Doug Ducey’s record-smashing sixth Arizona Supreme Court appointment after the retirement of Justice Andrew Gould.

Nov 9, 2020

Court says Ducey can’t allow restaurants to sell booze to go

Gov. Doug Ducey broke the law when he told police and liquor agents not to enforce statutes that prohibit restaurants from selling alcoholic beverages to go, a judge ruled Monday.

Oct 13, 2020

AG challenges governor’s emergency powers

The state's top prosecutor says Gov. Doug Ducey is acting illegally in telling police to ignore restaurants violating certain state liquor laws.

Sep 21, 2020

Ducey tells court why restaurants get special treatment over bars

Gov. Doug Ducey is justifying his directive to liquor investigators and police to ignore violations of some state laws by restaurants because they need the money from the otherwise illegal sales they are allowed to make.

Sep 9, 2020

Judge says restaurants’ to go liquor sales illegal

A little-noticed provision in a court ruling this week on bars and alcohol sales could end up curtailing business at some restaurants and force them to close.

Sep 8, 2020

Court sides with governor in dispute over bars closure

Gov. Doug Ducey's order closing bars remains intact, at least for the time being.

Aug 15, 2020

Judge disqualifies health care initiative from ballot

Arizonans won't be voting in November on a proposal to hike pay of hospital workers and guarantee that those with pre-existing conditions can get affordable health insurance.

Apr 3, 2017

Attorneys: Judge overstepped authority ordering students to delete recordings

A judge who was a finalist for a spot on the Arizona Supreme Court gave a group of journalism students a real-life lesson in prior restraint on March 3.