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Dem AG candidate Mayes: Brnovich has politicized his office & should resign

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich should resign to focus on his bid for the U.S. Senate as “politically motivated activities” are preventing him from his duties, said Kris Mayes, former corporation commissioner and Democratic AG nominee.... Read more»

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Paradise Valley Airbnb ordinance violates Arizona law, AG says

The Arizona Attorney General says that the most onerous parts of an ordinance passed earlier this year by the town of Paradise Valley aimed at reining in “party house” Airbnbs conflict with existing state law, putting $1.6 million of the town’s state shared revenue in limbo.... Read more»

Arizona judge tosses law that would have ended precinct committee elections

A Yavapai County judge struck down a controversial law eliminating elections this year political party activists known as precinct committeemen, an issue that many voted for without realizing it and which riled up the Republican base. ... Read more»

Hobbs will shut down, update Az online election petitions after judge denies GOP court move

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will temporarily shut down Arizona's online signature-gathering portal for candidates next month, despite a judge's refusal to preemptively block Attorney General Mark Brnovich from taking legal action against her for it.... Read more»

Arizona GOP gov candidates embrace Brnovich’s opinion on using troops to repel border 'invasion'

AG Mark Brnovich's recent opinion declaring that transnational criminal activity at the U.S.-Mexico border constituted an invasion of Arizona and that Gov. Doug Ducey has powers under the U.S. Constitution to go to war to repel it was welcome news to the leading Republican candidates vying to replace him next year.... Read more»

Defense seeks immunity for Glendale officer who used Taser on handcuffed suspect

An attorney representing a former Glendale, Arizona police officer sued for using a Taser on a man several times, including once in the testicles, told a federal judge Friday that the ex-officer acted in good faith when stopping and detaining the man during a traffic stop.... Read more»

States accuse Google of tricking users to get location data

Attorneys general for three other states and the District of Columbia filed lawsuits Monday against Google, alleging that the ubiquitous internet titan collected valuable data about its users' locations through deception - similar to the lawsuit filed by Arizona in 2020.... Read more»

Arizona AG’s Office: Hobbs can’t legally shut down online signature portal

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will be breaking the law if she shuts down the system that allows congressional and legislative candidates to collect signatures online so they can qualify for the ballot, the Attorney General’s Office warned Tuesday.... Read more»

Justice head vows for Jan. 6 probe to target 'perpetrators, at any level'

Assuring the public that the Department of Justice's investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection is far from over, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that his office will continue to seek justice against "perpetrators, at any level." ... Read more»

Court says Arizona AG has enough information for case against Google

An Arizona judge says that the state has collected more than enough material from tech giant Google and it’s time to move onto a trial over the company’s privacy policy - the result of an investigation by the Arizona attorney general that has been going on since at least 2018.... Read more»

Former staffer sues Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, her husband and state

Flagstaff Republican Wendy Rogers’ former assistant is suing the senator, her husband and the state, alleging wrongful termination, assault and emotional distress stemming from a series of alleged incidents that occurred earlier this year.... Read more»

Arizona AG Brnovich amends vaccine mandate lawsuit to include Phoenix first responders

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich amended his lawsuit against the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, adding the Phoenix police and fire unions as co-plaintiffs while he and union officials on Monday argued that the mandate will worsen staff shortages. ... Read more»

Tribal leaders welcome return of White House meetings after four years

Tribal leaders said the just-ended White House summit on tribal affairs “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native Americans a voice in the process. ... Read more»

Attorney General Garland defends memo in school speech maelstrom

Rejecting assertions from Republican lawmakers that he is trampling conservative speech, Attorney General Merrick Garland is doubling down on his efforts to protect school board members as division over critical race theory and mask mandates usher violent threats. ... Read more»

'The ultimate umpire': Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods remembered

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods was remembered Monday as an “incredibly active public servant” whose sudden death over the weekend had the potential to deal “a pretty big blow” to moderates in the state. ... Read more»

Sunnyside employee indicted on fraud charges

Former Sunnyside Unified School District Parents as Teachers Program coordinator Joan Katz was arraigned in Pima County Superior Court on October 8, 2021, stemming from a September 2021, grand jury indictment on felony fraud charges. ... Read more»

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