Maurice Portley

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Judge Gary Donahoe's Contempt Ruling In Arpaio Detention Officer Case Upheld, but Odd Sanction Remanded

    The Arizona Court of Appeals today upheld a Maricopa County judge's contempt-of-court ruling against a sheriff's detention officer who lifted legal papers from a criminal-defense attorney in open court and had them copied. Gary Donahoe, who until recently was the county's presi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Arpaio and Thomas Thwarted Again in Quest to Read Court E-mail

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is thwarted again in his quest to read Barbara Mundell's e-mail. For now, anyway.‚ÄčThe Arizona Court of Appeals has jumped into the middle of the so-called corruption probe that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas have been attempting to esc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Andrew Thomas Spanked By Appeals Court

      That was fast. Two days ago, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas fired off a Hail Mary to the Court of Appeals, complaining that superior court judges are biased against him and asking the higher court to intervene. Today a three-justice appellate panel dismissed Thomas' petition ... More >>

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Judging Stanley

    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.

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    The Kids Are Not All Right

    Letters from the week of August 8, 2002

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Kid Row

    Isolated, abused and lacking mental health care, do juvenile offenders leave state custody in worse shape than when they went in?

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    'Til Death Do Us Part

    The murder case against Brian Eftenoff crumbles under scrutiny. Part two of a New Times investigation

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Policy Wanks

    Arizona political leaders know the answers but can't seem to pass the violence-prevention test

  • News

    February 8, 1996

    Proselytizing Prosecutor Strikes Again

    Child-molestation conviction overturned because of "egregious error"