Roopali Desai

Dec 28, 2021

Cyber Ninjas not paying attorney

Cyber Ninjas’ attorney is seeking to drop out of two audit-related public records lawsuits, claiming his client stopped paying the bills. 

Nov 2, 2021

Court rules against lawmakers in single-subject dispute

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday voided a ban on mask mandates in public schools and a host of other legislative changes, ruling it was illegal for lawmakers to pile them into a handful of budget bills. 

Nov 1, 2021

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on mask mandate ban

State lawmakers are not conceding they acted illegally in the way they approved a ban on mask mandates at schools earlier this year as part of the budget. 

minimum wage, wage hike, raises, inflation, Mesnard, Rogers, Gowan, Burch, Senate committee, bill, Flagstaff
Oct 4, 2021

Attorneys argue over minimum wage penalty in court

A judge questioned attorneys for the state Monday on their claim that lawmakers have the authority to financially penalize local governments that impose their own minimum wages.

Oct 2, 2021

Supreme Court to weigh mask mandate ban

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about whether the ban on mask mandates at public schools was legally enacted.

judges, election, Ward, phone records
Sep 24, 2021

Left-leaning watchdog groups seeks contempt of court finding for Fann, Senate

An organization that won a legal battle with the Senate over audit-related records is now asking a judge to hold Senate President Karen Fann in contempt -- and possibly jail her -- for failing to comply with the court order.

Sep 14, 2021

Ninja records public, Supreme Court decides

The Arizona Senate has no legal excuse to refuse to publicly produce the records of the firm it hired to audit the 2020 election returns.

Sep 1, 2021

Senate, watchdog group, wrangle over audit records

An attorney for American Oversight charged on September 1 that the Senate has not complied with a court order to surrender all the documents it has dealing with the audit of the 2020 election.

Aug 24, 2021

Supreme Court to consider Senate public-records case

It's going to be at least another three weeks before Arizonans have any chance of getting access to all of the documents in the hands of Cyber Ninjas that show how it has conducted its audit.

Aug 13, 2021

Education alliance sues to end mask mandate prohibition, other new laws

A coalition of school board members, educators, child welfare advocates and others is asking a judge to void a host of changes in state law approved in the waning days of the legislative session.

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
Aug 9, 2021

Judge gives tax cut challengers time to gather signatures

A judge agreed Monday to give foes of the $1.9 billion in tax cuts approved by legislators enough time to see if they can gather the signatures to force a public vote before deciding whether their efforts are legal.

minimum wage, wage hike, raises, inflation, Mesnard, Rogers, Gowan, Burch, Senate committee, bill, Flagstaff
Aug 3, 2021

Flagstaff asks court to void minimum wage assessment

The outcome of a legal fight between Flagstaff and state lawmakers could affect the decision by residents of other cities whether they want to impose their own minimum wage.