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Public corruption tough to prove without smoking gun

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Ask any prosecutor what their favorite kinds of cases are, and you’d likely get a similar answer: public corruption. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is no different, according to his spokesman, Ryan Anderson. “Nothing would make him happier than to be able to prosecute an elected official who […]

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Environmental groups sue to block oil/gas leases near Petrified Forest in Arizona

Posted by   /  July 16, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking to lease out thousands of acres of land near the Petrified Forest National Park, above, for gas and oil exploration./Peter Gong / Cronkite News By Howard Fischer| Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star  Environmental groups are trying to halt a plan by the Bureau of Land Management […]

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Court awards former Senate Dem staffer $1M

Posted by   /  July 15, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Julia Shumway Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Senate fired a former Democratic policy advisor because she complained that she was being paid less because of her race and gender, a federal court ruled Friday evening.  Court awards former Senate Dem staffer $1M Talonya Adams A U.S. District Court jury awarded Talonya Adams $1 million, […]

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Federal lawsuit challenges law to regulate signature gatherers

Posted by   /  July 15, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Arizona Capitol Times A new lawsuit seeks to strike down a statute that can invalidate otherwise legitimate and qualified signatures on an initiative petition. Katie Hobbs Attorney Sarah Gonski said the requirement unconstitutionally “discourages the people of Arizona … from exercising their fundamental right to make law without consulting […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Jeffrey Epstein registered as a sex offender in 2 states. In New Mexico, he didn’t have to.

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Jeffrey Epstein’s property in New Mexico,/ Credit Ramsay de Give for The New York Times By Simon Romero and Nicholas Kulish | The New York Times STANLEY, N.M. — Jeffrey Epstein, the New York financier, managed to evade federal prosecution a decade ago in a Florida sex case involving dozens of teenage girls, in part […]

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Former legislator won’t be charged in lobbying law investigation

Posted by   /  July 10, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Capitol Times reports the Arizona Attorney General’s Office won’t pursue charges against Todd Clodfelter after election officials alleged the former state representative violated a law barring former lawmakers from lobbying for one year after they leave office. Clodfelter told the Yellow Sheet Report, the Arizona Capitol Times’sister publication, in February that he was paid for his work […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Another lawsuit filed to stop mine expansion

Posted by   /  July 6, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Regional News  /  No Comments

Elk in the upper North Fork Valley. By Dennis Webb | The Daily Sentinel Environmentalists have filed another lawsuit in a last-ditch attempt to stop a coal mine’s expansion beneath some 1,700 acres of roadless national forest in the upper North Fork Valley. The legal action filed this week includes a motion for a preliminary […]

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On the move at Experience Matters, Rose Law, Ballard Spahr, Muscular Moving Men

Posted by   /  July 5, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.) AZBigMedia Yvette Gonzales, Carole Kauffman elected to Experience Matters board Insurance industry leader Yvette Gonzales and Carole Kauffman, now retired, who was a Vice President and Officer at Trellis, formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix, have been elected to three-year terms […]

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Judge: Arizona attorney general’s lawsuit against ASU hotel deal can proceed, for now

Posted by   /  July 2, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

 Plans call for a 330-room hotel and a 30,000-square-foot conference center to be built on land owned by the regents. By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Republic Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s lawsuit that seeks to undo a deal to bring a hotel and conference center to Arizona State University’s campus can move forward, albeit in a more limited scope, a judge decided Tuesday. But […]

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AG to appeal ruling on 2017 campaign finance overhaul

Posted by   /  July 2, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

 Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announces a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents on Sept. 8. The suit alleges ABOR is not adhering to a constitutional requirement that tuition for residents attending state universities be “nearly as free as possible.” /Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich will appeal a […]

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