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Court rejects power co-op’s appeal for $7 million tax refund

Posted by   /  March 28, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Southeast Arizona electric cooperative remains on the hook for more than $7 million in taxes to the state. The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday rebuffed arguments by the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative that it need not pay the state’s use tax on coal […]

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Court rejects cases on Navajo Generating Station impact

Posted by   /  March 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Joseph Guzman | Cronkite News A federal appeals court rejected two cases related to the Navajo Generating Station, one that aimed to tighten environmental restrictions on the coal-fired power plant and another questioned the process that calls for the plant’s closure. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday […]

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My Turn: How an obscure lawsuit could hurt Arizona water management; Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water attorney, comments

Posted by   /  March 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Water  /  No Comments

By Kathleen Ferris | The Republic The heart of this conflict boils down to who’s in charge of Arizona’s Colorado River water issues (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  What might seem to be an obscure lawsuit in federal court has potentially damaging consequences for water management in Arizona. The case […]

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Analeigh Tipton nude photos leak: Actress helping police find naked picture hacker

Posted by   /  March 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group litigator Sam Doncaster warns violators MSN Entertainment Analeigh Tipton is helping police find the hacker responsible for leaking nude photos of her and other celebrities this week. See exclusive statement below. As Gossip Cop has reported, Hollywood was rocked by another nude photo scandal in recent days after a number of female […]

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Supreme Court justices have sharp questions in Arizona divorce case

Posted by   /  March 21, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Kendra Penningroth | Cronkite News Chief Justice John Roberts had pointed questions for attorneys arguing on behalf of an Arizona woman whose fight to regain some of her ex-husband’s pension payments landed before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. John and Sandra Howell agreed to split his Air Force pension as part of their 1991 […]

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Tucson’s council election system

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rebuffed a bid by a group representing Republican interests to void the system of nominating council members by ward by having them elected at large. The justices gave no reason for their ruling. This morning’s action is the […]

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Sorry, a robot is not about to replace your lawyer

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Steve Lohr | The New York Times Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley’s next victim. But recent research and even the people working on the software meant to automate legal work say the adoption of A.I. in […]

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Judges say Arizona-backed plan to split 9th Circuit could backfire, spark court delays

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Alexis Egeland | Cronkite News Judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals criticized plans to split the massive Western circuit in two, telling a House committee Thursday that doing so would cost taxpayers money while slowing down the judicial process. Backers of the plan claim that the heavy caseload in the circuit, […]

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Federal court finds no child endangered by Indian adoption law

Posted by   /  March 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer |Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A federal judge threw out a bid March 16 to void federal laws that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children. In an extensive ruling, U.S. District Court Judge […]

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Arizona redistricting commission wins another legal challenge

Posted by   /  March 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mary Jo Pitzl | The Republic The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission won another case over congressional boundaries. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has won another legal battle over the political boundaries it drew earlier this decade. It could be the final legal skirmish in the current commission’s seven-year existence. On Thursday, a Maricopa County […]

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