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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»

Arizona Democrats file last-minute lawsuit to block GOP's state election 'audit'

The Arizona Democratic Party and the lone Democrat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors brought a last-minute lawsuit attempting to halt the state Senate’s election 'audit' of Maricopa County ballots by private companies, which is scheduled to begin Friday.... Read more»

Arizona GOP won’t commit to letting reporters cover election 'audit'

As the Arizona Senate prepared to begin its election 'audit' on Friday, it was unclear whether Senate Republicans would permit journalists to cover the unprecedented event except under severe restrictions that would seriously limit their ability to do their jobs.... Read more»

Finchem’s newest 'election fraud' conspiracy claim: Maricopa supervisors 'destroyed evidence'

Rep. Mark Finchem, an Oro Valley Republican who has built a national following by falsely insisting there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election in Arizona is now pushing a new evidence-free conspiracy theory: A planned audit by the Arizona Senate might turn up nothing because Maricopa County officials “destroyed evidence” when they conducted two audits of the election last month.... Read more»

Az election officials: 'No way' for Maricopa ballot audit to violate secrecy

There’s little risk that the Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County will compromise the secrecy of voters’ ballots, according to the county elections department. Adrian Fontes, the former Maricopa County recorder, said there’s no way to trace a ballot back to an individual voter unless the voter made some kind of identifying mark.... Read more»

Judge sides with Senate, says Maricopa must turn over election materials for audit

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason ruled on Friday that it was within the Senate’s authority to subpoena the materials and equipment so it can audit the election. The ruling brings a potential conclusion to the months-long battle between the supervisors and the Senate, though a spokesman for Maricopa County said the supervisors will meet with legal counsel to determine the best path forward.... 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 says Ducey must give gyms opportunity to apply for reopening

Maricopa County judge handed Mountainside Fitness a partial victory in its challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey's order closing gyms, ruling that the governor must give them an opportunity to apply for reopening within a week but leaving the order in place.... Read more»