9th Circuit hears ousted lawmaker’s appeal
Attorneys for the state and a former House speaker told a federal court Tuesday that the legislature is free to remove members for any reason at all — including political affiliation and race — as long as they can muster a two-thirds vote. Steve Tully said there was nothing wrong with the procedures used by […]
Lobbyist: Ugenti-Rita sexually harassed her before Shooter expulsion
Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, the Scottsdale Republican who became the face of Arizona’s #MeToo movement when her claims led to a fellow lawmaker’s expulsion, sexually harassed a female lobbyist so severely it took a toll on the woman’s mental health and career, the lobbyist alleged in a sworn deposition.