A look at how a winning candidate who clearly didn't live in the district he was running in might get elected even though a judge ruled that he should be taken off the ballot.Read More »
If Jones’ attorney is rebuffed by the courts over the challenge to Mitchell’s residency, the firebrand lawyer plans to shift gears and take the political route. Tom Ryan said he’ll take his case to the House Credentialing Committee, a panel invested with the authority to vet incoming lawmakers’ qualifications and recommend whether they should be seated.Read More »
Rep. Russ Jones, who lost a Republican primary on Aug. 28 to political newcomer Darin Mitchell has hired veteran elections attorney Tom Ryan to challenge Mitchell’s qualifications to be on the ballot.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
By his own account, attorney Thomas Ryan spent more than 200 hours of his time preparing and litigating a lawsuit to thwart recall candidate Olivia Cortes, whose bogus candidacy was launched with the sole intention of ruining the chances of a challenger who Ryan had never met.Read More »
Olivia Cortes, who faced a lawsuit claiming she was a sham candidate, withdrew today from the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce.
Her withdrawal from the high-profile race was part of a deal she made to avoid having to face another court hearing on Friday in which more witnesses were expected to link her candidacy with Pearce supporters.
"I think that this most recent move, this RICO case against members of the judiciary, is maybe his Waterloo." - Phoenix attorney Michael C. Manning, on a lawsuit Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio have filed against the Board of Supervisors and several judges and attorneys, alleging that they blocked the pair's investigation into the new Superior Court tower.Read More »