Peter Swann

Aug 29, 2021

Court aims to end racial bias in jury selection with new rules

Arizona is about to become the first state in the nation to eliminate the ability of attorneys to strike prospective jurors based on what may only be hunches, a practice that often ends up culling minorities.

Apr 1, 2021

Non-lawyers allowed to invest in law firms

The group that looked at the alternative business structures for legal services shared a sentiment that lawyers have an ethical responsibility to make sure legal services are available to the public and to change the rules if they stood in the way of that.

Nov 20, 2019

Anti-abortion group wants to help defend state in Planned Parenthood suit

An organization that counsels women not to terminate their pregnancies wants the right to help Attorney General Mark Brnovich fend off legal challenges by Planned Parenthood to Arizona's abortion laws.

lawsuit, Pima County, apartment, fatal shooting
Apr 11, 2019

Planned Parenthood files suit to overturn AZ abortion laws

Claiming the rights of women are being violated, Planned Parenthood filed a broad-based legal attack on a host of Arizona laws and regulations governing abortion.

The Arizona Supreme Court from left are Robert Brutinel, John Lopez, John Pelander, Scott Bales, Andrew Gould, Clint Bolick, Ann Scott Timmer.
Jan 10, 2018

State Supreme Court takes case on medical marijuana on campus

In a brief order, the justices agreed to hear arguments by Attorney General Mark Brnovich that the Court of Appeals erred last year when it voided a 2012 law which made possession of the drug on campuses a crime.

Apr 6, 2017

Ruling overturns law banning medical marijuana on campuses

An appellate court ruled Thursday that Arizona colleges and universities can prohibit medical marijuana on campuses but lawmakers can't make it a crime.

Jun 14, 2016

State can’t deny bail to accused sex offender, appeals court rules

State laws denying bail to accused sex offenders are unconstitutional, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.