A lawsuit claims the Arizona Legislature delegated too much authority to the state Department of Corrections' director to determine how Death Row inmates are executed.Read More »
Nine-year-old Jennifer Wilson was on vacation with her family in Flagstaff in June 1988 when she went for a bike ride and never came back.Read More »
An Arizona inmate's scheduled execution Thursday is still on. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Wednesday denied a stay of execution for Richard Lynn Bible.Read More »
Arizona’s system of public campaign financing has been dealt a major, although expected, blow by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled today that the matching funds provision of the Clean Elections Act is unconstitutional.Read More »
Three generations of an Arizona family developed deep political roots, but were never tempted to run for office.Read More »
After more than a year of watching Arizona battle the federal government in court over SB1070, lawmakers looking to mimic the landmark illegal immigration law in other states are trying to avoid the judicial pitfalls that have kept most of it off the books.Read More »
A federal appeals court on June 23 rejected former Rep. Richard Renzi’s claim that his legislative position should protect him from prosecution on charges of fraud and corruption.Read More »
Ghosts of Clean Elections: Remaining law could be obstacle to increasing campaign contribution limits
If voters choose to permanently scrap public financing for campaigns in November 2012, proponents of higher campaign contribution limits may find themselves trying to answer a tricky question: How do you further the intent of a law that no longer exists?
They’re hoping they don’t have to find out.
Senate President Russell Pearce characterizes the massive recall effort against him as a product of liberal citizens who unpatriotically share zero interest in his politics, which is seemingly limited to the topic of curtailing illegal immigration by any means necessary.Read More »
Recall elections played a pivotal role in Arizona statehood. President William Howard Taft, a former judge who was later appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, actually vetoed the enabling act that would have granted Arizona statehood in 1911 because the proposed state Constitution included a recall provision for judges.Read More »