Superior Court

democracy, Second Amendment, guns, schools
Jul 14, 2023

Violence is being used to destroy democracy

The Second Amendment was originally written so that state militias could respond in defense of democracy if the government turned into a tyranny. Now the Second Amendment has been perverted to give individuals guns so they can overthrow the government and create a tyranny.

Lake, Richer, Maricopa County, lawsuit, election
Jun 22, 2023

Richer sues Lake saying she ‘spread intentional or reckless falsehoods’

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is suing fellow Republican and failed gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake, saying she "spread intentional or reckless falsehoods'' about his role in the 2022 election that harmed him and his family and resulted in threats of violence and death for family members.

Hamadeh, Mayes, attorney general, election, lawsuit, Maricopa County, attorney, Democrats, Republicans, Trump, election deniers, Lake, Hobbs, Democrats, Republicans, tabulation, general election, contest, pens, Maricopa County, Mohave County
May 16, 2023

Hamadeh’s attorneys say judge ‘would have ruled differently’ if could have shown more evidence

In a hearing today on a motion for a new trial, attorneys for Abe Hamadeh, an unsuccessful attorney general candidate, said a Mohave County Superior Court judge “would have ruled differently” in his election contest if they could have presented additional evidence.

Cochise County, elections, David Stevens, Bob Bartelsmeyer
Apr 26, 2023

Newly hired Cochise County elections director draws criticism for social media posts

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors’ vote to hire Bob Bartelsmeyer, former La Paz County elections director, to take over the election operations, drew criticism as some cited his social media posts dabbling in election denial sentiments.

Rio Verde, water, Scottsdale, Cook, Colorado River, drought, groundwater, David Ortega, Maricopa County, Chaplik, Reigning Grace Ranch, Griffin, Kolodin, Hobbs, EPCOR, Mesa, Gilbert
Jan 27, 2023

Lawmakers back Rio Verde in water dispute 

State legislators are prepared to intervene in a conflict between Scottsdale and Rio Verde over dwindling water supply that Scottsdale says it is not required to share with the community.  

Supreme Court, ALEC, open meetings, legislative, Arizona Supreme Court, American Legislative Exchange Council, National Policy Summit, Puente Human Rights Movement, Mijente Support Committee, Republicans, Langhofer, Austin, Scottsdale
Nov 23, 2022

High court considers ALEC open meeting issue

The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether 26 state legislators violated the open meeting law or met an exemption for political caucuses and whether the Legislature maintains the right to enforce its own bylaws. 

crime victims, families, law, Victims Bill of Rights, Steven Logan, judge, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Sep 22, 2022

Courts have probation officer shortage, seek $17M

Arizona courts are asking the state for $17 million to deal with a statewide probation officer shortage that has reached crisis levels.  

Kavanagh, attorney general
Jul 28, 2022

Trial called off in case of Flagstaff boy starved to death

The upcoming trial for the grandmother of a 6-year-old Flagstaff boy who died after being locked in a closet and denied food has been called off.

Jul 2, 2021

‘Dysfunctional’ board for insane phasing out

Arizona will soon do away with the state board responsible for deciding the supervision and placement of those found to be guilty except insane for serious crimes, following years of concern about the board’s inconsistent practices and decision-making.

Feb 13, 2017

Governor appoints former lawmaker Adam Driggs as judge

Ducey announced the appointment Monday, noting Driggs' experience as an attorney and lawmaker.

Sep 19, 2014

Soaring child-welfare caseloads push lawyers to ethical limit

A bulging caseload for lawyers in the child-welfare unit of the Attorney General’s Office raises questions about whether they can effectively represent their client, the Department of Child Services.

Sep 19, 2014

Court balks at representation in gun-rights cases

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) ai??i?? A state appeals court has ruled that judges cannot appoint lawyers at taxpayer expense to represent people applying to restore their right to possess firearms after they’ve undergone court-ordered psychiatric treatment. Pinal County officials had appealed Superior Court Judge Joseph Georgini’s order that the public defender’s office represent a woman in[...]