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Mystery judge challenges plan for special prosecutor in Arpaio appeal

Posted by   /  June 4, 2018  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Josh Gerstein | POLITICO A federal appeals court judge is challenging his or her colleagues’ decision to appoint a special prosecutor to defend a district court judge’s handling of a pardon President Donald Trump issued last year to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio on a contempt-of-court charge. An unidentified member of the 9th Circuit […]

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Arpaio submits signatures for U.S. Senate race, vows he’s a serious candidate

Posted by   /  May 23, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Handful of people shouted at Arpaio, saying he’s a convicted felon By Amanda Fahey | Cronkite News Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday submitted more than 10,000 signatures in his bid to qualify as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Arpaio joined a crowded field to replace Sen. Jeff Flake, who is […]

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The pardoned has not heard from the pardoner

Posted by   /  January 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arpaio has not heard from Trump since announcing Senate candidacy KTAR Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was right alongside President Donald Trump during the campaign and the president repaid the favor by pardoning Arpaio after he was found guilty of contempt of court. But now that the former lawman is running for U.S. Senate, […]

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[OPINION] No, Joe

Posted by   /  January 14, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The conservative Goldwater Institute was unsparing in its assessment of Arpaio NATIONAL REVIEW (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The Alabama Senate race was disastrous for Republicans, who found themselves apologizing for a crackpot accused of serious and potentially criminal wrongdoing. Republicans have the opportunity to avoid repeating the error in […]

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Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

Posted by   /  January 9, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By David M. Drucker | Washington Examiner Republican Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Trump and former sheriff known for his provocative approach to combatting illegal immigration, is running for Senate in Arizona. The 85-year-old Arpaio could shake up the late August Republican primary in a critical open-seat race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. […]

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Legal groups move to challenge Trump’s Arpaio pardon

Posted by   /  September 12, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Madeline Conway | POLITICO Two advocacy groups moved on Monday to challenge Donald Trump’s pardon of controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging that the president’s move was unconstitutional because it undermined the power of the federal judiciary. Related: Prosecutors: Reasons for Arpaio conviction should be voided DOJ prosecutors agree Arpaio case should be […]

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Trump says high Hurricane Harvey TV ratings led to Friday’s Arpaio pardon

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR President Donald Trump said Monday he decided to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Harvey was about to hit Texas because ratings would be high. “In the middle of a hurricane, even though it was a Friday evening, I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally,” […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Why Trump’s pardon of Arpaio follows law, yet challenges it

Posted by   /  August 27, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Adam Liptak | The New York Times President Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio was characteristically unconventional. It came late on a Friday night as a hurricane bore down on Texas. It concerned a crime some said was particularly ill-suited to clemency, and it was not the product of the care and deliberation that […]

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Arizona lawmakers praise, condemn Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

Posted by   /  August 26, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Cronkite News n Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong. All four Arizona Democrats, as well as the Arizona Democratic Party, issued statements within an hour of the pardon that accused the president of violating the rule of law, endorsing racism and bigotry and […]

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‘We can’t stand by and let that happen’: Legislators fight Trump visit, Arpaio pardon

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | The Republic emocratic lawmakers, faith leaders and community activists are pushing state and local officials to join them in protesting President Donald Trump’s visit to Phoenix on Tuesday, as well as a possible pardon for Joe Arpaio. The president told Fox News this week he was “seriously considering” pardoning the former […]

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