Law & Government

Arizona drops in annual highway rankings because of fatal crashes

BY: - August 26, 2019

Arizona’s ranking for overall highway condition and cost dropped dramatically compared with last year, according to a recent report. 

Judge dismisses sexual harassment ethics charges against top MCAO prosecutor

BY: - August 24, 2019

“Teflon” Juan Martinez got a temporary reprieve on Friday night when the presiding disciplinary judge of the Arizona Supreme Court threw out a chunk of the pending ethics charges against him that stemmed from allegations of sexual harassment in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Sinema is most bipartisan Senate Democrat: report

BY: - August 23, 2019

Arizona’s senior senator is the most bipartisan Democrat in the U.S. Senate so far in the current congressional term, a new analysis finds.

Judge tosses felony case against lawyer arrested during immigration rally

BY: - August 23, 2019

The felony case against Jamaar Williams that alleged he resisted arrest during a protest against inhumane treatment of migrants was tossed out by a judge Aug. 22. 

Regents reduce tuition for immigrant students, AZ high school grads

BY: - August 22, 2019

Effective immediately, students who graduated from an Arizona high school but don’t qualify for in-state tuition will pay between $9,000 to $18,000 less in annual tuition at the state’s three public universities, regardless of their immigration status.

Juan Martinez

Judge asked to bar press from ethics hearing for Arias prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct

BY: - August 22, 2019

A judge has been asked by attorneys for Juan Martinez and the State Bar of Arizona to limit press coverage of Martinez's ethics hearing, if not bar it outright.

Dems: AG’s hire for elections integrity unit has fueled bogus election fraud claims

BY: - August 22, 2019

As his first hire for an Elections Integrity Unit whose mission will partly be to shoot down unfounded allegations of election fraud, Attorney General Mark Brnovich hired a lawyer whom Democrats accused of fueling such rumors herself several years ago.

COMMENTARY

We need the whole truth on Montgomery and Martinez

BY: , , , and - August 22, 2019

Montgomery chose this weak response – chose to protect a powerful man over the women in the County Attorney’s office and the entire justice system – despite a written record that Martinez’s misconduct goes back 30 years.

Embattled APS chief Brandt to retire

BY: - August 21, 2019

Don Brandt, the embattled CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, will retire in November.

Detained immigrants, groups sue ICE, DHS for inadequate medical care, disability accommodations

BY: - August 21, 2019

Immigrants with disabilities and medical and mental health conditions and two California immigrant-rights groups have sued the federal government for failing to provide health care and disability accommodations at its 158 immigration detention facilities nationwide, in violation of constitutional and statutory requirements. 

Maricopa County West Nile cases have spiked 400% this year

BY: - August 21, 2019

West Nile Virus cases in Maricopa County in 2019 have spiked by more than 400% over last year, and public health officials are unsure why. 

School vouchers awarded up 33% this year, but oversight funding unchanged

BY: - August 21, 2019

The Arizona Department of Education says a record 8,200 students are expected to receive $110 million in school vouchers this school year.