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Array of Arizona politicians, lobbyists connected to Pierces bribery case

Posted by   /  May 18, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times Ken Bennett, Bob Burns among 82 to testify The bribery trial of a former regulator, a utility owner and a lobbyist has tentacles that stretch to many others in Arizona’s political universe – some more than others. Take for example Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns, who has been interviewed […]

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Suit filed to block plan to restrict power of Clean Elections

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The author of Arizona’s Citizens Clean Elections Act wants a judge to block vote on a plan by Republican lawmakers to take away some of the power of the commission that administers the program of public financing of candidates. In a new lawsuit, Louis Hoffman […]

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Scottsdale schools’ ex-CFO indicted on 11 felony charges of fraud, conflicts of interest

Posted by   /  May 14, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Yihyun Jeong | The Republic Scottsdale Unified School District’s ex-chief financial officer faces 11 felony charges, two involving fraud and nine involving conflicts of interest tied to a consulting company she previously led and co-owned, according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. A grand jury indicted Laura Smith on May 8. She is accused […]

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Doncaster: Let us not forget the intricate virtues of the First Amendment

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

By Samuel Doncaster | Scottsdale Independent (Editor’s note: Mr. Doncaster is a resident of Scottsdale and is a trial attorney at Rose Law Group) When refugees arrived at Arizona’s southern border seeking asylum, attorneys helped. They advised newcomers about their rights, and they helped strangers ask permission to enter the land of the free. That access to […]

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Sports gambling in Arizona? Still illegal until state lawmakers vote otherwise; Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose comments

Posted by   /  May 14, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Bree Burkitt and Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Senate Bill 1515 would exclude fantasy sports from Arizona’s definition of gambling, legalizing fantasy sports in the state The decision to legalize betting on college and professional sports is back in the hands of individual states after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 25-year-old law […]

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Place your bets: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Quotable

Posted by   /  May 14, 2018  /  Courts/Law, QUOTES, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

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Supreme Court strikes down law banning sports betting

Posted by   /  May 14, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

By Lydia Wheeler | The Hill The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that banned sports betting in almost every state across the country, handing former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) a major win to bolster his legacy. New Jersey has been fighting since 2010 to make sports wagering legal at racetracks […]

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Okla. governor signs ‘anti-LGBT’ adoption law; unconstitutional, says Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family attorney

Posted by   /  May 13, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Family Law, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

The Daily Beast Oklahoma’s Republican governor, Mary Fallin, has signed into law a bill allowing adoption and foster care agencies to reject prospective parents on “religious” and “moral” grounds—a move critics say legalizes discrimination against LGBT and non-Christian parents. The law, approved by lawmakers earlier this month, could affect any prospective parents to whom a […]

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Five rulings to watch at the Supreme Court

Posted by   /  May 13, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Lydia Wheeler | The Hill Interns will soon be sprinting down the steps of the Supreme Court to deliver printouts of rulings to TV anchors, something of an annual tradition at the highest court in the land. The justices heard their last arguments in April and will start issuing rulings next week in the […]

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Goldwater loses fight with Peoria over Huntington University subsidies

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

By Laura Gómez | The Republic Peoria didn’t err in offering up to $2.6 million in subsidies to Huntington University and its landlord, a county judge ruled last week. Lawyers for the Goldwater Institute, which sued Peoria in 2016, called the funds illegal handouts because Peoria taxpayers are not served by the private university — […]

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