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Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill vouches for SCOTUS pick, drawing backlash from some fans

Posted by   /  July 10, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Chris Cole | Arizona Republic Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill went to prep school with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and was among the classmates who sent a letter to ranking U.S. senators to vouch for his character. President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Kavanaugh to the high court […]

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Trump calls on Kyl to be at the side of Supreme Court nominee for hearings

Posted by   /  July 10, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod said she did not have a litmus test for the next Supreme Court justice, but is looking for a ‘course correction’ By Sarabeth Henne | Cronkite News The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl had been tapped to act as a “sherpa” to […]

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Jodi just won’t go gentle into that good night [VIDEO]

Posted by   /  July 7, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Appeal claims Arias denied fair trial, alleges over-the-top media coverage, misconduct By Michael Kiefer | Arizona Republic Months after the original due date, attorneys for convicted killer Jodi Arias filed their opening brief with the Arizona Court of Appeals in the appeal of her murder conviction and life sentence. Related:Jodi Arias is no secret; Rose […]

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Challenge filed against new Arizona ‘ballot harvesting’ law

Posted by   /  July 4, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A new lawsuit seeks to block Arizona from enforcing its ban on “ballot harvesting” for the upcoming election, claiming the state has no legal authority to regulate who can and cannot deliver someone else’s mail. In legal papers filed in federal court here Tuesday, attorney […]

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NAHB files amicus brief in Supreme Court ‘takings’ case

Posted by   /  July 3, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  NAHB Now NAHB recently submitted an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case that may have a profound effect on land use lawsuits. This fall, the court will hear arguments in Knick v. Township of Scott, a case that has major implications for Fifth Amendment “takings” claims. The takings clause provides a guarantee that property […]

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Clean Elections ballot measure’s description may be flawed, mislead

Posted by   /  July 1, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Prop. 306 actually would take power from commission Members of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted Friday to sue the Legislative Council for what commissioners claim is an effort to mislead voters about an upcoming ballot measure. Tom Collins, the commission’s executive director, said the council — made up of 10 Republicans and four […]

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Bribery trial involving Johnson Utilities, Corporation Commission in jurors’ hands

Posted by   /  June 30, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Jurors will now decide whether $31,500 paid to a former utility regulator’s wife and a failed $350,000 real-estate deal constitute federal crimes of bribery and conspiracy that could send four people to prison. Lawyers made closing arguments Thursday and Friday in a federal courtroom in Phoenix in the case […]

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Arizona case: Supreme court declines to resolve confusion on freedom to pray

Posted by   /  June 29, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By ADI News Services Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys were co-counsel in Rowan County v. Lund, a case the U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up. The North Carolina case gave the high court the opportunity to uphold its previous rulings pertaining to prayer before public meetings. It was hoped that the Court would […]

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Sides wrapping up arguments in ‘Ghost Lobby’ bribery trial

Posted by   /  June 29, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

The so-called “Ghost Lobby” trial was the summer blockbuster no juror bought a ticket to see, Arizona Capitol Timesdescribed the end of the bribery trial of former corporation commissioner Gary Pierce, Sherry Pierce, and lobbyist Jim Norton That’s how water utility owner George Johnson’s attorney, Woody Thompson, put it in his closing statements on Thursday, […]

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[OPINION] State Bar fund helps Arizona consumers burned by bad lawyers

Posted by   /  June 29, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Charles “Chas” Wirken, | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Financed by attorneys who practice in the state, the fund reimburses losses caused by the dishonest conduct of lawyers. “I wanted to thank the Arizona State Bar Client Protection Fund for the funds being returned to me. I’m […]

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