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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.