Former Phoenix homicide detective Armando Saldate might be the only reason Debra Milke was on death row for more than two decades for killing her son -- a conviction that has since been overturned by a federal appeals court.Upon hearing that Saldate was planning to refuse testifying in Milke's retri ... More >>
Lisa Aubuchon, the former Maricopa deputy county attorney disbarred last week along with her former boss, Andrew Thomas, has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court. This afternoon, the county Board of Supervisors is in executive session to decide -- among other things ... More >>
Author examines botched Buddhist Temple Massacre investigation
www.cushawnb2009.com Can you guess how we know Janet Napolitano's from Arizona? Justice Janet?! With the announcement that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling it a career, there is no shortage of rumors as to who will replace him.One name swirling around the rumor mill is ... More >>
A U.S. District Court Judge has dealt Debra Milke (pictured in a 1991 photo) a big legal setback, ruling that the death-row inmate did validly waive her Miranda rights against self-incrimination before she allegedly confessed to having her son murdered in 1989. Judge ... More >>
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Tasers should be used only when a suspect poses an immediate threat to a police officer or the public. The gun-like weapons, sold by a Scottsdale company, deliver an immobilizing, painful dose of electricty that's supposed to be non-lethal. Most ... More >>
If you've got it, spend it.That appears to be the motto of Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who's raised a staggering $225,160 for his council campaign -- and has already spent all but $65,000 of it.According to the most recent set of campaign finance reports for the hotly contended District ... More >>
Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott The county feud took what is perhaps its ugliest turn yesterday as deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office seized county computers with data a court already ruled the sheriff couldn't access. County Manager David Smith called Sheriff Joe Arpaio a "thug ... More >>
An Arizona court of appeals has upheld the conviction of Roman Catholic priest Paul LeBrun, who was found guilty of sex crimes while working parishes in Tolleson and Avondale. The judge in the original 2006 trial, Crane McLennen, gave LeBrun the max sentence: 111 years...US Airways will eliminate 60 ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott asked for e-mails of Superior Court staff in a fresh public-records request this month and was promptly told to bug off.A similar records request went nowhere earlier this year, spurring a lawsuit from the Sheriff's Office that was shot ... More >>
Sarah FenskeThe $97 million CityNorth tax giveaway supposedly paid for this parking garage.This just in: The Arizona Supreme Court will revisit the appellate decision that struck down the city of Phoenix's $97 million subsidy of the CityNorth development.Today's decision to grant review is a victory ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons Ralph Nader wins his battle against Arizona's ballot laws.The Supreme Court has upheld a decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that overturned an Arizona law regulating how independent candidates can get on Arizona ballots. Presidential hopeful Ralph Nade ... More >>
The Arizona Court of Appeals today struck down Phoenix's giveaway of $97 million in sales tax that was promised to a developer in exchange for building the Kierland-Commons-like CityNorth center. A few months ago, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Phoenix's be-kind-to-de ... More >>
The sheriff's made a career of stonewalling critical media — the public's right to know be damned
A murderer tells New Times that he wants desperately to die, but a U.S. appeals court won't let the state kill him
Napolitano should get behind the state's new fire marshal and force Tent City's closure
Eftenoff's murder sentence upheld
Justice Stanley Feldman has ruled the Arizona legal scene for years. But now he's gone. And Governor Janet Napolitano has some important decisions to make.
Pending court ruling delays Robert Comer's fate
Symington develops a taste for restaurateuring
Infamous killer Robert Comer now says he's the one who should die
The legal community is abuzz about who will be Arizona's next Supreme Court justice.
Fife Symington's free and Michael Hester's not. But thanks to the ex-governor's oversight, that may soon change.
They call it "Snake Farm." Lawyers like Cal Thur battle State Farm to protect consumers from their own insurance company. Moral of the story: Don't have an accident.
"Committing the Truth" follow-up
City Hall Puritans crack down on sex businesses. Expect the courts to decide if the new laws are constitutional.
The federal judges Fife Symington once decried as "philosopher kings" will now decide whether he goes to jail
Pro-life group battles city on bus ads
Juror's dismissal prompts mistrial demands; excused woman had put false data on questionnaire
His daughter is a gubernatorial confidante. His appointment raised questions of cronyism. But it was Judge Ramon Alvarez's strange behavior in the courtroom that made him a target of misconduct allegations.
Public complaints about racism have created firestorms of recrimination at the Glendale police department. Is psychological counseling a remedy for the conflict -- or retaliation against officers who spoke out?
JAMES MCPHEETERS BEAT A MOLESTATION RAP, BUT WAS SENTENCED TO 561 YEARS FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. AN APPELLATE COURT SAYS HE DESERVES A NEW TRIAL.
REPUBLIC REPORTER LOSES JOB AFTER ASSUMING THE IDENTITY OF A PROMINENT ATTORNEY