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County attorney willing to release Juan Martinez sexual harassment investigation records

Posted by   /  November 22, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Newly appointed Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel talking to reporters after her swearing-in on October 3, 2019. /Photo by Dillon Rosenblatt/Arizona Capitol Times By Lauren Castle | Arizona Republic  In another step away from her predecessor, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel says she is prepared to release hundreds of pages from an investigation into sexual […]

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Grant Woods denies accusation of bias from Paul Petersen’s lawyer

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Grant Woods /Gallagher & Kennedy Photo By KTAR.com Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods denied an accusation Wednesday that he is too biased to oversee the investigation into a Maricopa County official under indictment for human smuggling. Assessor Paul Petersen’s lawyer Kory Langhofer said in an email to KTAR News 92.3 FM that Woods commenting […]

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Attorney: Churches acted with ‘unclean hands’ to aid immigrants

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

According to a lawsuit, the members of AZ Patriots sought to “intimidate” churches and their leaders and volunteers by “yelling at the people who were working at the churches.”/Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star 2018 By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times An attorney for the Patriot Movement says the group […]

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Pima County to participate in border wall lawsuit against Trump administration

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Immigration  /  No Comments

Several groups have sued the Trump administration for waiving environmental reviews and other laws to hasten border wall construction in protected areas, including in Pima County./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star   The Pima County Board of Supervisors will take part in a lawsuit aimed at curbing construction of […]

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Lawsuits fly over Tempe Woman’s Club and Arizona AG’s Office investigates. Here’s what it means for historic downtown building

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

The historic Tempe Woman’s Club clubhouse By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Republic  The historic Tempe Woman’s Club meeting hall, which was in jeopardy after being put up for sale late last year, appears to have been taken off the market. The move comes as competing lawsuits to decide who is at the helm of the […]

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Former AG Woods to lead probe of suspended assessor Peterson

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

By Dillon Rosenblatt and Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel has hired the attorney who botched an investigation into the Fiesta Bowl a decade ago to oversee a probe of County Assessor Paul Petersen. Grant Woods Adel’s office announced that former Attorney General Grant Woods will oversee the work of […]

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Millions of Arizonans affected by Equifax breach must decide now

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Cronkite News  As many as 3 million Arizonans whose personal data may have been exposed in a 2017 data breach have to decide by Nov. 19 whether to be part of a settlement with Equifax for that breach. They can opt out of the settlement now and reserve the right to sue the […]

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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 Republic 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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