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See Utah houses Paul Petersen owned and some Marshallese women stayed

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Authorities say Petersen has for years run an adoption law practice in Mesa that involves bringing women from the Marshall Islands, pictured, to the U.S. to give birth Padlocks and dirty diapers: New owner describes house where Marshallese women stayed Bu Jessica Boehm | Arizona  Alanna Mabey didn’t know the man who owned her West […]

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Man sentenced to prison for crash that killed former county Supervisor Ann Day

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

Day was the sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor./Benjie Sanders/Arizona Daily Star 2000 By Shaq Davis | Arizona Daily Star   A Tucson man was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for causing the crash that killed Ann Day, a former state senator and Pima County supervisor, in 2016. Jarrad Barnes, […]

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[COMMENTARY] Washington Supreme Court undoes 29 years of property rights protections

Posted by   /  November 18, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Matt Miller | Goldwater Institute November 15, 2019 (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Yesterday, nearly 30 years of private property rights protections were undone by the Washington Supreme Court in a sweeping decision that explicitly overrules 51 pro-liberty cases under the state Constitution. Those decisions served as a bulwark against […]

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Sinema, McSally split over controversial Trump court pick Steven Menashi

Posted by   /  November 16, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The Senate voted 51-41 Thursday to confirm Steven Menashi to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  By Isabella Hulsizer | Arizona Republic  Arizona’s Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally split this week over a divisive judicial nomination. The Senate voted 51-41 Thursday to confirm Steven Menashi to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California sues EPA over Trump revoking emissions waiver

Posted by   /  November 15, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

© Getty Images By Rebecca Beitsch | The Hill California and 22 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, challenging President Trump’s decision to block the state from setting tougher tailpipe emissions standards. Trump announced in September that he was revoking the waiver California has relied on for decades that require automakers to […]

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Paul Petersen, accused of human smuggling, makes first court appearance in Utah

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

Paul Petersen (right) and his Utah attorney  leave court following an initial appearance on charges filed in the state Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Prosecutors in three states say Petersen brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the United States and paid them to give up their babies for adoption. He’s pleaded […]

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9th Circuit judges hear arguments for calling earlier election to fill McCain seat

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Sen. Martha McSally assumed office in January after Gov. Doug Ducey picked her to replace Jon Kyl, who had filled the John McCain vacancy./Capitol Media Services / 2018. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star An attorney for several Arizonans asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to order a special election […]

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Petersen drags top county officials into legal battle to get his job back

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Paul Petersen was sworn as county assessor in 2018. Lawyers for the suspended county assessor want to know how much time Sheriff Paul Penzone, County Board members and others spend on the job Author Brahm Resnik | 12 News Attorneys for Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen are dragging top county officials into their bid to […]

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Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court signals it sides with Trump

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 12, 2019, in advance of the court considering whether the Trump administration is legally allowed to end the program. /Photo by Robin Bravender/ Arizona Mirror By Allison Stevens | Arizona Mirror The U.S. Supreme Court appears […]

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Appeal asks Arizona’s highest court to consider Lakes case

Posted by   /  November 12, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, shuttered since 2013, has become a dingy 101-acre piece of desert. / AFN file photo Ahwatukee Foothills News The True Life Companies and Wilson Gee asked the Arizona Supreme Court to consider their appeal of the state Appeals Court decision ordering them to restore the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, last Friday. […]

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