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Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signs the Medicaid expansion law, June 17, in Phoenix. The law expands the state's Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Obama's health care overhaul. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 12, 2013

Judge sets date to hear Medicaid expansion lawsuit

A judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit seeking to block Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan early next month.

Aug 14, 2013

Judge rules Phoenix and Tucson can hold elections independently of the state

Citing an array of potential problems, a Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled that Tucson and Phoenix don’t have to move their elections to the fall of even-numbered years to coincide with state and federal elections.

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.

Jul 22, 2013

High court to hear arguments over Voter Protection Act

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments July 23 in a case that the opposing parties say will alter the balance of power between voters and the Legislature.

Jun 6, 2013

Bill would allow Bennett to choose prosecutor in Horne case

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.

May 17, 2013

Requests for pretrial ruling on elections denied

A lawsuit challenging a 2012 state law that would require Arizona's local governments to move their elections to even-numbered years is now on track to go to trial.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne attends the official election canvass approval signing at the Historic Senate Chambers at the Capitol, Monday Dec. 3, 2012, in Phoenix. Horne is being investigated by the State Bar over allegations stemming from an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 1, 2013

Judge questions MCAO case against Horne; ruling expected on Thursday

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge expressed skepticism over the county attorney’s authority to pursue alleged campaign finance violations by Attorney General Tom Horne, putting the future of the case in question as the state’s top law enforcement officer and a key aide prepare to fight the charges in court.

Mar 18, 2013

Judge says it’s OK to ban flesh-eating fish

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Monday the state can ban foot-flesh eating fish from pedicures because they can’t be disinfected. Judge George Foster rejected the arguments from Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute that fish pedicures are different from traditional pedicure practices and they should be regulated differently.

Redistricting Commission seeks cash for defense
Feb 25, 2013

Courts: Redistricting lawsuits to move forward, commissioners cannot invoke legislative immunity

A series of court rulings issued late last week in two lawsuits against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission further pave the path for Republican litigants who hope to prove the commission illegally created maps to favor Democrats.

Judge to hear request on medical marijuana ruling
Feb 15, 2013

As a former U.S. attorney, here’s why I support the medical marijuana law

My top priority from 1981-1985 was fighting the drug war.

Sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances to get people to see ordinary truths. And that is the case with me.

Arizona medical marijuana
Dec 20, 2012

Appeals court refuses to block medical marijuana zoning order

The Arizona Court of Appeals today denied Maricopa County’s request to delay a lower court’s order requiring county officials to process by Monday the zoning application for a medical marijuana dispensary owner.

Arizona medical marijuana
Dec 14, 2012

Arizona court to consider hold on medical marijuana ruling

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking an appeals court to temporarily suspend a judge's ruling on the legality of Arizona's medical marijuana program.