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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»

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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»

Game on: Judge refuses to block new Arizona sports betting law

As legalized sports gambling is set to begin Thursday in Arizona, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Monday against a last-minute Yavapai-Prescott Tribe request to block the law - a lawsuit similar to the one Turf Paradise race track filed that was set aside last week.... Read more»

Arizona Supreme Court won’t block Prop 208 tax increase for school funding — for now

The Arizona Supreme Court refused to block a voter-approved tax hike on the state’s top earners, rejecting a challenge brought by Republican lawmakers and a local business, who argued that the tax violated the state constitution.... Read more»

Police critics arrested after 2019 immigration protest sue Phoenix, police

A man who Phoenix police arrested during an interview with the Arizona Mirror at a July 2019 protest and another bystander who police mistook for a right-wing agitator have filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Phoenix and several officers, claiming police unlawfully targeted and arrested them. ... Read more»

Judge orders AZGOP and its attorneys to pay secretary of state’s legal fees

The Arizona Republican Party and its attorneys owe Secretary of State Katie Hobbs more than $18,000 in attorney fees for filing what a judge deemed a groundless lawsuit brought in bad faith, without legal justification and possibly for the purpose of undermining the legitimacy of the 2020 general election.... Read more»

Brnovich, ABOR agree to dismiss lawsuit over tuition for dreamers

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and the Arizona Board of Regents agreed to dismiss the remaining claim in a 2017 lawsuit over the in-state tuition rates granted to some undocumented students. A 2006 voter-approved law prohibits people with no legal immigration status from accessing in-state tuition and financial aid.... Read more»

Judge denies Brnovich's demand for summary judgment in Google fraud case

An Arizona judge rejected a request from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for a partial judgment in an ongoing consumer fraud lawsuit against Google, ruling that the state did not have sufficient evidence and the case should move forward with jurors. ... Read more»

Judge rips GOP for 'groundless' lawsuit

Arizona Superior Court judge said GOP election lawsuit was a bad-faith effort that failed to provide evidence, ignored the law, sued the wrong person and represented a case of Republican sloth rather than Democratic conspiracy. ... Read more»

Az Senate bill would permit outside parties to pay for election recounts

Anyone who thinks a recount of an election might change the outcome would have the opportunity to put their money where their mouth is under a new bill filed for the 2021 legislative session.... Read more»

Arizona Supreme Court to decide AZGOP chair’s attempt to overturn election

State GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to send her lawsuit challenging the results of presidential election back to trial court so she can review more ballots, while the Secretary of State's Office and Maricopa County are asking the justices to reject her case on the grounds that she's already failed to show that President Donald Trump actually won Arizona.... Read more»

Judge dismisses Dem lawsuit challenging independent redistricting candidates

Democratic legislative leaders' lawsuit to disqualify two of the five finalists for independent chair of the state's next redistricting commission fell flat after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that the disputed applicants didn't violate the criteria set out in the Arizona Constitution.... Read more»

Judge: No fraud, misconduct, illegal votes in Maricopa County’s 2020 election

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge denied Friday a Republican-backed request to nullify Arizona's election results and grant President Donald Trump, who lost in the official vote count, the state's 11 electoral college votes.... Read more»

Judge dismisses Az GOP lawsuit over Maricopa County hand count

Maricopa County will proceed with its canvass of the 2020 general election after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from the Arizona Republican Party that sought to halt certification of the election results while it challenged the way the county conducted a hand count of ballots.... Read more»

Arizona ballot count complete, but Republicans press ahead with challenges

Arizona elections officials finished counting the last of more than 3.4 million ballots over the weekend and are vowing to certify the results in the next two weeks, despite ongoing challenges from state Republicans.... Read more»

As it drops one challenge, GOP files new suit over Az election returns

The Arizona Republican Party filed a second legal challenge Thursday to Maricopa County’s election returns, even as attorneys for the party were conceding that an earlier suit would not make a difference in the presidential results.... Read more»

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