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Man convicted for years-long harassment of Judge Ray Carroll

Green Valley real estate agent Michael Scaramella was sentenced to 30 days of home detention for continuing to menace Justice of the Peace Ray Carroll, despite a court order to stay away from the former county supervisor.... Read more»

Tucson judge suspended from bench after firing pistol at feet of alleged stalker

A Tucson justice of the peace fired a pistol into the ground at the feet of a man suspected of vandalizing his property and slashing his truck tires, with the judge suspended from his courtroom following the confrontation.... Read more»

Green Valley eviction cases can no longer be filed in Tucson court

Starting March 1, Green Valley residents facing eviction will no longer have to travel to Tucson to plead their cases, after Justice of the Peace Ray Carroll argued for a change in filing procedures.... Read more»

Pima court admin arrested on DUI charge handed deputy credit card instead of license

Pima court administrator Lisa Royal was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a breath test indicated she had a blood alcohol level of 0.115; she couldn't complete field sobriety tests; and handed a sheriff's deputy a credit card instead of her driver's license.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Segal: Justices of the peace are judges for the people

As a candidate for justice of the peace for three prior election cycles, the question that voters typically asked me was: “What is the job of the justice of the peace?” The answer is simple. It is a judicial role for a court of the people. ... Read more»