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Court: Forged names don’t automatically disqualify candidates

Court: Forged names don’t automatically disqualify candidates

Decision carries potential implications for future elections.

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Conviction in 1992 El Grande killings is upheld

Conviction in 1992 El Grande killings is upheld

Martin Soto-Fong serving three life terms for 1992 Tucson market killings.

July 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Evidence destruction could lead to new molestation trial

Evidence destruction could lead to new molestation trial

Audiotape might have helped Tucsonan's defense, state Supreme Court says.

July 18, 2014 12:05 pm
Court limits DES powers in family reunifications

Court limits DES powers in family reunifications

Arizona Supreme Court says DES can't unilaterally return kids to abusive parents.

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Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Court: Hospitals can be sued for elder abuse

Vulnerable adults are at risk everywhere, Arizona Supreme Court rules.

June 30, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…

Court: Arizona hospitals not excluded from elder abuse claims

The justices rejected arguments that the law was always intended to cover things like nursing homes.

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Brewer asks court to reject Medicaid expansion challenge

Gov. Jan Brewer wants to block a bid by lawmakers who oppose it.

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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. 

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Ruling: Expert witnesses can testify without knowing victims

PHOENIX — Juries are entitled to hear from an expert witness on a particular type of crime even if that person knows nothing about the victims in the case, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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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.

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Presence of THC metabolite in blood does not prove impaired driving, Arizona Supreme Court finds

PHOENIX — Arizonans who smoke marijuana can’t be charged with driving while impaired absent actual evidence they are affected by the drug, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

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Court: Yuma sheriff must return card holder's medical marijuana

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has refused to overturn Arizona court rulings ordering the Yuma County sheriff to return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona. The justices' order was issued without comment Monday in the c…

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State bar suspends prosecutor in handling of Tucson murder case

A prosecutor with the Pinal County Attorney’s Office was suspended from practicing law for violating professional conduct standards stemming from a homicide case in Pima County.

March 27, 2014 12:05 am Related
Arizona school vouchers get court's silent OK

Arizona school vouchers get court's silent OK

PHOENIX — Arizona’s voucherlike system of using state funds to send children to private and parochial schools is legal, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

Welcome back, Sunday Evening Forum: Once a stage for political risers, Tucson institution returns March 30

The Sunday Evening Forum, the go-to speaker series for generations of Tucson families, returns March 30, adding to the mix of new buildings, new restaurants and the modern streetcar making downtown a destination again.

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Schools say they will drop $1.2B settlement claim if lawmakers honor 2000 law; Legislature balks

PHOENIX — Arizona public schools have offered to give up their claim to more than $1.2 billion in lost aid if the state will simply agree to adjust the current formula to recognize the fact that lawmakers broke state law.

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Brewer says she won't run — or tone down

Brewer says she won't run — or tone down

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Government pension system ruling likely to hit taxpayer pocketbooks

A recent Arizona Supreme Court decision overturning a 2011 law designed to keep pension costs down could cost Tucson millions of dollars.

March 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

AZ Supreme Court bars state from limiting judges' pensions

PHOENIX — State lawmakers cannot balance the budget by limiting pension benefit increases for retired judges, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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