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The ‘Perfect Storm’ – Expanded Arizona Supreme Court sets two records in 2019

Posted by   /  January 3, 2020  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

AZ Law The Arizona Supreme Court set two new records in 2019, and Chief Justice Robert Brutinel notes that it was the “perfect storm.” He notes that 2020 will show a noticeable increase in the number of opinions from the expanded court. The Supreme Court’s 26 opinions in 2019 are the fewest issued by Arizona’s […]

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Arizona Supreme Court rules in favor of Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey – no recall election

Posted by   /  December 9, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

AZ Law The Arizona Supreme Court has decided that Payson Mayor –  and, former Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party – Tom Morrissey will not face a recall election on March 10. The justices unanimously agreed with the trial court that the town clerk inappropriately used a 2002 election to calculate the number of petition signatures […]

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Supreme Court told recall of Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey should be back on the ballot

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

ArionaLaw.blogspot The group that gathered more valid signatures than required by the Payson Clerk reached back to Arizona’s 1910 Constitutional Convention to explain to the Arizona Supreme Court why the recall of Mayor Tom Morrissey should be put back on next March’s ballot. “Unite Payson” filed its opening brief in the expedited election matter this […]

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Arizona’s high court clamps down on photos, video in public places including sidewalks, court steps

Posted by   /  October 28, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic  A new Arizona Supreme Court order sharply limits video recording and photography in areas long considered to be public, including sidewalks and parking lots near the courthouse. Related: Court’s order regarding photos is unconstitutional, lawyer says The restrictions were designed to protect victims, officers and others from activists looking to […]

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Court expansion key to artists’ win in discrimination case

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

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, the owners of Brush & Nib Studio, appear at a news conference after the Supreme Court 4-3 decision that reversed a lower-court ruling in favor of Phoenix’s anti-discrimination ordinance. /Screenshot from Fox video By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times A landmark Arizona Supreme Court decision on September 16 would […]

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Arizona Supreme Court to rule on discrimination case Monday

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

Breanna Koski, left, and Joanna Duka of Brush & Nib Studio are challenging a Phoenix ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. They do not want to prepare custom wedding invitations and other products for same-sex nuptials. /Photo courtesy Alliance Defending Freedom By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times […]

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Law to ban cities from mandating employee benefits dead

Posted by   /  August 28, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer| Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers cannot block local governments from mandating that private employers provide workers with even more fringe benefits than required in law, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled. In a brief order August 28, the justices refused to disturb a decision by the state Court […]

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Short list is out for long-awaited state supreme court justice

Posted by   /  July 27, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times The next justice on the Arizona Supreme Court will come from a list of seven candidates that includes four Court of Appeals judges, a public defender, a lawyer in private practice and a controversial county attorney.  Unlike the selection process in March to fill a previously vacant seat […]

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New state chief justice to continue push for ‘bail reform’

Posted by   /  June 24, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

New Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel is sworn in Friday by predecessor Scott Bales. /Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Anyone looking for major changes at the Arizona Supreme Court with the naming Friday of Robert Brutinel as its chief justice is […]

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[BREAKING] Five nominees for Arizona Supreme Court submitted to Governor Ducey

Posted by   /  March 1, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

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