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Melvin pulls out of governor's race, cites funding

Melvin pulls out of governor's race, cites funding

State senator couldn't line up enough supporters to qualify for state funding. 

June 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ruling: Arizona defendants can represent themselves during appeals

PHOENIX — Arizonans have a constitutional right to defend themselves against criminal charges, not just at trial but all the way up to the state Supreme Court, the justices ruled Friday.

June 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Judge: Brewer OK to try to block lower tuition for "dreamers"

Judge: Brewer OK to try to block lower tuition for "dreamers"

PHOENIX — A judge has given Gov. Jan Brewer the go-ahead to try to block policies that allow “dreamers” to pay lower tuition at community colleges.

May 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ariz. House: Voter initiatives must be reauthorized every eight years

Ariz. House: Voter initiatives must be reauthorized every eight years

PHOENIX — Arizona voters could decide if they want to perennially revisit anything they adopt at the ballot.

March 03, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Orr wants pot fees to fund pot prevention

PHOENIX — State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to persuade everyone else not to use the drug.

February 20, 2014 11:00 amLoading…
Lawmaker: Homegrown chicken and eggs are a constitutional right

Lawmaker: Homegrown chicken and eggs are a constitutional right

PHOENIX — Saying Arizonans have a constitutional right to fresh chicken and eggs, state lawmakers are moving to override city ordinances that restrict the ownership of fowl.

January 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer asks judge to block lawmakers' Medicaid expansion challenge

PHOENIX — Dissident lawmakers should be blocked from challenging the vote of the majority of their colleagues to expand Medicaid in Arizona, the lawyer for Gov. Jan Brewer told a judge late Friday.

December 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

State Supreme Court voids "unconstitutional" change in judicial appointments

PHOENIX — Saying legislators acted unconstitutionally, the Arizona Supreme Court on Friday voided a measure designed to give Gov. Jan Brewer and her successors more choices when selecting judges.

September 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Panel seeks to scrap law adding judge nominees

PHOENIX - Members of a special judicial screening panel have asked the Arizona Supreme Court to void a law that would require them to give the governor more names from which to select new judges, calling the legislation unconstitutional.

July 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Legislative Briefs

Measure to ease firing of teachers hits a snag

April 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New push could expand judicial nominations

PHOENIX - Ignoring a possible legal challenge, state lawmakers are moving to require the governor be given more choices for who she can appoint to the Arizona Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the superior courts of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer names judge to state’s high court

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer appointed her third justice today to the five-member Arizona Supreme Court.

October 12, 2012 1:03 pmLoading…

Opponents ask court to toss out initiative on Arizona open primaries

PHOENIX - A judge will hear arguments next week on whether Arizona voters get to decide if they want to scrap the current system of partisan primaries.

July 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Third court fight coming on medical pot

PHOENIX - Twice defeated in attempts to limit the voter-approved medical-marijuana law, Gov. Jan Brewer set the stage Tuesday for a third court battle.

April 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Prosecutor: Patterson cannot claim immunity in Tucson domestic violence case

Prosecutor: Patterson cannot claim immunity in Tucson domestic violence case

State Rep. Daniel Patterson cannot claim legislative immunity from prosecution on domestic violence charges, a Tucson city prosecutor says.

March 09, 2012 12:10 pm

Arizona high court explains voiding Brewer's firing of commissioner

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court late Wednesday effectively blocked Gov. Jan Brewer from once again trying to fire the chairwoman of the Independent Redistricting Commission, at least not for the reasons the governor cited the first time around.

November 23, 2011 6:03 pmLoading…

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