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Jan 6, 2023

Former Supreme Court justice to determine ballot printers’ issues

Maricopa County supervisors are bringing in a former state Supreme Court chief justice to figure out what went wrong with ballot printers on Election Day.

Sep 13, 2019

Governor uncommitted to funding fix of prison problems

Gov. Doug Ducey won't commit to ask the Legislature for all the dollars his departing head of the state prison system says are necessary to deal with the "critical public safety crisis.''

Aug 19, 2019

Ducey ‘not piling on’ embattled prisons boss

Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he wants to change the culture at the Department of Corrections, a culture that resulted in the agency chief cut off from what was happening by "yes'' men.

Aug 15, 2019

Report: Prisons director uninformed about faulty locks

The head of the Department of Corrections remained "surprisingly uninformed'' about nonfunctioning locks at one of the state's largest prisons and the resultant security risks and assaults on guards, according to a new report issued today.

Oct 14, 2014

Ducey, DuVal struggle with budget deficit in final debate

In their final debate before the Nov. 4 general election, Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal grappled with how they would solve the billion-dollar deficit they’ll inherit as Arizona’s next governor, with neither candidate giving much in the way of firm proposals.

Sep 30, 2014

Project aims to improve courts by making them resemble the community

During the four decades of merit selection for judges in Arizona’s most populous counties, the number of women and minorities serving in judicial positions has increased gradually. The Arizona Judicial Diversity Project was launched in February to maintain this upward trajectory of increasing diversity, which former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor says results in a better-funct[...]

6 ex-Arizonans prosecuted for voting twice in past
Jul 22, 2013

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.

Mar 29, 2011

Fiesta Bowl CEO Junker fired after internal probe

The Fiesta Bowl fired president and CEO John Junker after a scathing internal report released Tuesday found "an apparent scheme" to reimburse employees for political contributions and "an apparent conspiracy" to cover it up.

Jan 27, 2010

Thomas loses bid to appoint special prosecutors

A request by Maricopa County prosecutors to appoint special prosecutors to press criminal cases against three county officials was denied Jan. 27.

Dec 23, 2009

McGregor named ‘special master’ over county lawsuits

Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch named former colleague Ruth McGregor as special master in charge of administering any and all lawsuits that arise out of Arpaio/Thomas investigations of Maricopa County Superior Court judges and the county's Board of Supervisors.

Oct 9, 2009

After two judges backed out, Daughton got abortion case

Critics of an injunction to stop a series of abortion restrictions from taking effect are questioning how and why the case was assigned to three Maricopa County Superior Court judges. The first two judges removed themselves from hearing the case – one was vacationing out of the country and the other gave no reason. The third judge, who came out of retirement to take the case, issued an injunctio[...]

Jun 23, 2009

AZ Supreme Court won’t force budget transmittal

Roughly four hours after hearing oral arguments regarding a tense state budget stalemate, the Arizona Supreme Court decided it will not force the Legislature’s Republican leadership to submit its approved fiscal 2010 budget to Gov. Jan Brewer. In a three-page order, Chief Justice Ruth McGregor noted the court accepted jurisdiction of Brewer’s petition for special […]