Lobbyists take leap of faith to open progressive firm in red state
No one is required to work for anyone, and lobbyists are no exception. But no firm in Arizona is as blunt about the process of vetting clients as Creosote Partners, launched this week by lobbyists Marilyn Rodriguez and Sam Richard.
All 5 Supreme Court justices recuse themselves, appoint others to hear pension case
The Arizona Supreme Court has taken the unprecedented step of disqualifying itself from ruling on a case and appointing five lower-court judges to take it over.
Public interest law center celebrates 40th anniversary
A legislative session doesn’t pass without the imprint of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest.
Elections to move forward as judge okays at-large districts for community college board
A judge ruled that a law creating two new at-large seats on the Maricopa County Community College District governing board is constitutional and will allow elections for those seats to move forward.
Lawsuit targets at-large districts for community college board
A group of officeholders, education officials and activists are hoping to overturn a 2010 law adding two at-large seats to the Maricopa County Community College District governing board before elections for the new seats are held in November.
Former justices add star power to case against new law for appointing judges
Having a Dream Team of six former state Supreme Court justices brings more than just brain power to a lawsuit seeking to strike down a new law giving the governor a larger pool for appointing judges.
Redistricting commission to consider appeal of legislative privilege ruling
The state’s redistricting commission is set to discuss the lawsuits it is embroiled in today, and weigh an appeal of a recent ruling that forced commissioners to answer questions from attorneys who want to prove a conspiracy led to a legislative map that critics say favors Democrats.
Bennett agrees: Brewer can’t seek a third term
The state’s highest election official concluded that Gov. Jan Brewer can’t seek another term, an idea she has floated a few times.
UpClose with Paul Eckstein
Eckstein is one of the most renowned constitutional attorneys in the state and the go-to lawyer for the Arizona Democratic Party. And during his four-decade career at the prestigious law firm Perkins Coie Brown & Bain, Eckstein has played major roles in some of Arizona’s biggest cases and most heated political debates.
May, Eckstein get chippy in court
Steve May has been unapologetic over his recruitment of four Mill Avenue “street people” to run as Green Party candidates, and his defiance was on full display when he took the witness stand.
Business is good
The state's budget crisis and other recently passed legislation has left the state in a tizzy - but the aftermath of this year's activity at the Capitol sure has created good business for lawyers. And a prime case in point would be Paul Eckstein.