John Leonardo, Arizona U.S. Attorney, released a letter to the public today that expresses support for banning certain kinds of guns and requiring background checks for all sales of firearms.
Leonardo begins his letter by explaining that the "political climate for a constructive discussion about gu ... More >>
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The U.S. Attorney's Office announced today that it has closed its investigation into criminal conduct by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas with no charges against either man.
The announcement came after 5 p.m. o ... More >>
See also: John Leonardo, Arizona's New U.S. Attorney, is No Fan of Sheriff Arpaio
John Leonardo, the new Arizona U.S. Attorney, believes that Joe Arpaio abused his power as Maricopa County Sheriff.
Leonardo said so in a ruling back in 2010, when he was a Pima County Superior Court judge.
Howeve ... More >>
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A letter about medical marijuana to Governor Jan Brewer by Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher, and ... More >>
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Is the new Arizona U.S. Attorney, John Leonardo, going to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries ... More >>
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The new Arizona U.S. Attorney, John Leonardo, will inhe ... More >>
Right-wing slant? No problem. Right-wing "facts" that aren't really facts? Problem.
The public can be forgiven for not fully understanding the ongoing mess of Maricopa County politics, and why a former county attorney stands to lose his law license.
But, dang it, people who publish articles ... More >>
Mary Rose WilcoxThe lawsuits just keep coming.Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and her husband, Earl, today filed a notice of claim against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Chief Deputy David Hendershott, former County Attorney Andrew Thomas, deputy county attorney Lisa Aubuchon, and both the sheri ... More >>
It may seem like Don Stapley's troubles are about over, but Stapley sure doesn't think so.
The embattled chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors mailed a new fundraising letter two weeks ago to his friends and acquaintances, begging for big bucks to counter ... More >>
By now, everyone who reads this blog surely knows that Maricopa County Attorney Andy Thomas is resigning next week to run for Arizona Attorney General.
The news was greeted in downtown Phoenix with a mixture of surprise (many were starting to wonder if Thomas would pull the ... More >>
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Colorado legal official John Gleason will examine allegations of misconduct against Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
To guard against possible conflicts of interest, the Arizona Supreme Court has handed off bar complaints against Maricopa County ... More >>
Two weeks ago, Pima County Superior Court Judge John Leonardo issued a scathing ruling against Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas -- kicking him off the prosecution of County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and dismissing the charges against Wilcox to boot.That decision was a co ... More >>
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Judge Andrew Gould, you've just entered the Twilight Zone...A couple more turns of the screw to report this morning on the county front:
1. Former Arizona Chief Justice Ruth McGregor -- a retiree who just returned from an out-of-country trip -- ruled that a ... More >>
Andrew Thomas is sounding just a wee bit paranoid these days ...Someone call a shrink, stat!That was our thought after reading Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' revealing interview with the Arizona Republic over the weekend. Thomas was apparently giving the daily of record his first c ... More >>
Apparently, prosecutors thought that calling Chief Deputy David Hendershott to testify would NOT help their case. Smart prosecutors.In a press release issued last week, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office expressed "disappointment" with the fact that witnesses friendly to the sheriff, including ... More >>
Andrew Thomas yesterday took the stand to defend his office's handling of the case against Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.In a hearing yesterday that stretched to more than four hours, both Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk shared their perspectives ... More >>
The lawyer for indicted Maricopa County Supervior Mary Rose Wilcox wants a guarantee that County Attorney Andrew Thomas won't accuse the Pima judge assigned to the case of conspiring against him.
In a motion filed today, attorney Colin Campbell asks the Superior Court to force Thomas to state p ... More >>
Mary Rose Wilcox (right) with a very important friend, pre-indictmentArguing that there's no way their client can get fair treatment with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office prosecuting the case against her, attorneys representing Mary Rose Wilcox have filed a motion asking Judg ... More >>