Gary Husk, a lawyer with a criminal record who also figured in a scandal involving the Fiesta Bowl has been selected to serve as a special prosecutor in two death-penalty homicide cases in Pinal County.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Visas to enter the U.S. are typically a hot commodity: The government stopped taking applications for its 2014 allotment of 65,000 H-1B work visas after just four days, for example.
But not the T-visa.
Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi is asking a federal judge in Tucson to allow him to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction on public corruption, money laundering and other charges.Read More »
A federal judge on Monday sentenced former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi to three years in prison for convictions on public corruption, money laundering and other charges, capping a corruption case prosecutors said began more than a decade ago.Read More »
Relatively few private attorneys want to become judges in Arizona
Stagnant salaries and diminished retirement benefits keep private attorneys from joining Arizona’s bench, which is becoming unbalanced by increasing numbers of former government lawyers, said a lobbyist for Arizona judges.
President Obama made nominations Thursday to fill four vacancies in the U.S. District Court for Arizona.Read More »
Sen. Don Shooter is scheduled for arraignment in Yuma Municipal Court July 23 on three misdemeanor charges after barging into a school classroom in March and confronting a teacher, according to court records.Read More »
Despite a judge’s ruling, Secretary of State Ken Bennett may still be able to sidestep Attorney General Tom Horne in the campaign finance case against the AG and a top staffer.Read More »
A former U.S. attorney for Arizona is scheduled to testify in the Arizona House against a bill that would allow medical marijuana seized by police to be destroyed.Read More »
Democrat Felecia Rotellini, who narrowly lost the attorney general’s race in 2010, is coming back for another run at the job, setting up a potential rematch with Tom Horne.
Rotellini filed a campaign committee to run for attorney general in 2014 Monday. In 2010, she lost by 3.8 percentage points to Horne, making her the most successful statewide Democratic candidate in a banner Republican year that saw every other statewide Democrat lose by double digits.