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State claims Election Day deadline not illegal

Posted by   /  February 3, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is asking a federal judge to declare there’s nothing unconstitutional about requiring people to get their early ballots to county offices by 7 p.m. on Election Day. In legal briefs filed Monday on her behalf by Assistant Attorney General […]

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Brnovich to take ‘ballot harvest’ case to Supreme Court

Posted by   /  February 2, 2020  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

So Brnovich wants the judges to agree not to enforce their ruling while he takes the case to the U.S. Supreme Court./Arizona Free Enterprise Club By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking a federal appeals court to allow Arizona to continue enforcing the “ballot harvesting” law […]

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Booking a trial

Posted by   /  February 1, 2020  /  Courts/Law, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

ROSE LAW GROUP REPORTER NOTABLE PHOTOA staffer carries multiple binders as he walks through the Senate Reception Room before the continuation of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. /Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call

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Arizona senators send questions in impeachment trial

Posted by   /  January 30, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Sinema’s views still remain a mystery, but she asked her first question 12 hours into the trial’s question-and-answer phase Chief Justice John Roberts reads a question from a senator during the impeachment trial of President Trump Wednesday./ Getty Images By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Christal Hayes | Arizona Republic For weeks, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has rebuffed […]

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Ducey asks 9th Circuit to void court decision on land trust

Posted by   /  January 29, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that could affect his ability and that of future governors to tap a special education trust account to funnel more cash into schools. But the new filings with the 9th Circuit […]

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State Bar of Arizona investigation into ex-Tempe Councilman Kolby Granville dismissed

Posted by   /  January 28, 2020  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Republic A State Bar of Arizona investigation into ex-Tempe City Councilman Kolby Granville, a licensed attorney, has been dismissed. The decision is the result of “additional material evidence” that called into question whether enough probable cause existed to move forward and file a formal complaint against Granville, according to the […]

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Arizona’s ban on ‘ballot harvesting” was illegal, circuit court rules

Posted by   /  January 27, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Ballots delivered by mail that may be compromised./Getty Arizona’s law making it a crime to return someone else’s early ballot is illegal, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. In a divided decision, the majority concluded that the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted the restriction in 2016 with the goal of suppressing minority votes. And Justice […]

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[COLUMN] Expanding nuisance law unfairly targets businesses; but don’t panic, says Rose Law Group corporate attorney Shruti Gurudanti

Posted by   /  January 27, 2020  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Shutterstock By Virginia Harker | Chamber Business News Cities and counties suing oil and gas manufacturers over climate change. School districts taking an e-cigarette producer to court, claiming it is marketing to minors. Governments suing drugmakers because of overdose deaths. These are examples of a new generation of class action suits that are benefiting trial […]

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Woman can’t use fertilized embryos without ex-husband’s consent, Arizona Supreme Court rules; nevertheless a balanced ruling, says Rose Law Group family law attorney Audra Petrolle

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Family Law  /  No Comments

Before undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Ruby Torres and her then-fiance agreed in July 2014 to complete in vitro fertilization, a process that created seven frozen embryos. Torres wanted the option to eventually have a child following breast-cancer treatment. After getting a divorce, she lost legal rights to the embyos and warns others about the […]

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Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally cast first votes in Trump impeachment trial

Posted by   /  January 22, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

In this image from video, impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. /Senate Television via AP By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic Cloistered in the Senate, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally cast […]

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