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Supreme Court rules state has say on gun laws, not cities; ‘perceived as a win for fiscal conservatives,’ says Rose Law Group litigation attorney Logan Elia, who focuses on gun law and creating National Firearms Trusts

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

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services Declaring lawmakers have the final say, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday that cities, towns and counties have no right to enact their own gun regulations. In a unanimous conclusion, the justices voided a 2005 Tucson ordinance that says when the police department obtains a gun through seizure […]

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Lawmakers cannot outlaw medical marijuana on campus?

Posted by   /  August 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers have no legal right to make it a crime for medical marijuana users to possess the drug on college campuses, an attorney for a student who was arrested is arguing to the Arizona Supreme Court. In new legal filings, attorney Thomas Dean […]

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Arizona Supreme Court gives citizen initiatives wide berth

Posted by   /  August 2, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Supreme Court from left are Robert Brutinel, John Lopez, John Pelander, Scott Bales, Andrew Gould, Clint Bolick, Ann Scott Timmer. The state’s high court on Wednesday paved the way for more wide-ranging citizen initiatives — assuming the proponents can get their issues […]

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Journalists win Arizona Supreme Court case over reporter’s notes

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Michael Kiefer | The Republic The Arizona Supreme Court has dismissed a case against an Arizona Republic editor after a 19-month legal battle in which the newspaper argued that he did not have to turn over his unpublished notes from an interview with a crime victim. John D’Anna in December 2015 published a story […]

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Arizona Supreme Court hears Horne appeal

Posted by   /  February 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times Arguing that Yavapai County Sheila Polk impermissibly acted as judge, jury and executioner in their campaign finance case, lawyers for former Attorney General Tom Horne and his ally Kathleen Winn urged the Arizona Supreme Court to throw out a $400,000 fine for their alleged violation. Dennis Wilenchik, Horne’s […]

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Arizona’s two new Supreme Court justices sworn in

Posted by   /  December 20, 2016  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Arizona Capitol Times The state’s two newest justices of the Arizona Supreme Court were sworn in Monday as Gov. Doug Ducey, who picked them, said they will “follow the rule of law.” Ducey said Court of Appeals Judge Andrew Gould and Solicitor General John Lopez IV “are exactly the types of […]

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