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A question of plaintiff ‘standing’ in Pinal RICO case

Posted by   /  January 17, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Pinal lawyers seek dismissal of claims Arizona’s forfeiture laws are unconstitutional The parties in an ongoing lawsuit involving how Pinal County seizes criminal assets are arguing whether the state’s laws inherently violate due process rights. Lawyers representing Pinal County filed a motion on Dec. 22 asking a federal judge to dismiss claims that Arizona’s forfeiture […]

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The other mom fights for child custody from same-sex former partner; Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group Family Law attorney, comments on the case

Posted by   /  January 16, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying biology matters, an Arizona woman is making a last-ditch effort to keep from being forced to share custody of her child with her former wife. Keith Berkshire, attorney for Kimberly McLaughlin, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn last year’s ruling by […]

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Goldwater Institute asks U.S. Supreme Court to preserve voters’ free expression

Posted by   /  January 16, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

ADI NEWS SERVICES The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a free speech case involving a Minnesota law that prohibits citizens from wearing shirts, hats, buttons, or other items sporting the logo of any organization with “recognizable political views.” As a result of this law, poll workers have repeatedly forced voters to remove […]

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Attorney for state tells judge school funding is ‘political question’

Posted by   /  January 15, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times An attorney for the state told a judge Friday he has no legal right to hear a complaint that the Legislature is not providing enough funds for schools. “This is a political question,” Brett Johnson told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Martin. More to […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Internet sales tax case interests supreme justices

Posted by   /  January 14, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Featured News  /  No Comments

The justices agreed to hear an appeal by the state of South Dakota, which has been pushing a test case with the goal of overturning a high-court precedent that limits states’ sales tax collections. an states broadly require online retailers to collect sales taxes even if they lack a physical presence in the state? The Supreme […]

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[OPINION] Split up the Ninth Circuit—but not because it’s liberal

Posted by   /  January 12, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

The court has too many judges, leading to backlogs and inconsistency in applying the law By Mark Brnovich and Ilya Shapiro | The Wall Street Journal (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) President Trump’s frustration with federal judges, particularly on immigration issues, has led him to join calls to “break up” […]

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Education group drops out of lawsuit after governor’s speech on construction funding

Posted by   /  January 11, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A major group of education professionals decided Wednesday it is no longer interested in suing the state over funding questions. The board of the Arizona Association of School Business voted to withdraw as a plaintiff in the case asking a judge to rule that […]

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AG: Your honor, I have every rights to sue regent’s DACA tuition policy

Posted by   /  January 11, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central Attorney General Mark Brnovich is defending his contention that he has a legal right to challenge the tuition charged to Arizona residents attending state universities. Related: Valley DACA recipients react to federal judge’s decision on program In a new legal filings Brnovich tells Maricopa County […]

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Whether college students with medical marijuana on campus are criminals to be decided by Supreme Court

Posted by   /  January 10, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether lawmakers can make criminals of legal medical marijuana users who possess their drug on college and university campuses. Related: Medical pot proposal forces patients to pay for drug prevention In a brief order, the justices agreed to […]

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Lawyer asking court to order Lakes Golf Course restoration

Posted by   /  January 10, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Jim Walsh, Ahwatukee Foothills News An attorney representing victorious homeowners plans to seek an injunction ordering a developer to restore the decimated Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course. After scoring a hole-in-one with a critical state Superior Court ruling last week, attorney Tim Barnes said he will seek the injunction to return an eyesore that […]

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