In an overt act of intimidation reminiscent of his predecessor -- disbarred, disgraced political pariah Andy Thomas -- Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has moved to silence county Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox in all matters concerning Melendres v. Arpaio before the Board of Supervisors. See ... More >>
Attorney Mark Hummels was taken off life support last night, and he became the second person to be killed as a result of Wednesday's office-building shooting in Phoenix.The attorney for the Osborn Maledon law firm and businessman Steve Singer were shot by 70-year-old Arthur Harmon, after they were a ... More >>
Arthur Harmon, the man police say shot three people yesterday at a Phoenix office building, was found dead in the parking lot of the Bass Pro Shops store in Mesa.Police believe he committed suicide by shooting himself.See also:-Phoenix Shooting: Three People Shot at Office Complex
UPDATE: One of the victims is an attorney involved in a legal dispute related to Harmon. Read more after the jump.Three people have been shot at an office complex in Phoenix, near 16th Street and Glendale Avenue.No suspect has been arrested, police vehicles have been parked outside a house near 28th ... More >>
Horne's probe of the AIRC raises a possible, Andrew Thomas-like conflict of interestIn this week's column, I addressed the claims of Arizona Tea Party members, and some Republicans, concerning the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. One of these claims is that the AIRC may have violat ... 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 >>
Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox is a political victim and innocent of the crimes alleged in last week's indictment, her lawyer said today in a news conference. He's at least half right. Image: Ray Stern Earl Wilcox, Mary Rose Wilcox and Colin Campbell. &nbs ... More >>
Sylvia Nobel dreamt of a movie version of her Kendall O'Dell mysteries until the money disappeared.
The charge by Nelson's camp isn't that surprising, considering that Thomas apparently spends many a sleepless night futzing around with his Wikipedia page...
By John Dickerson The National Commission on Correctional Health Care, or NCCHC, has revoked the accreditation of all Maricopa County jails. The decision is a huge blow to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the county – as this was the jails' only third-party accreditation. Among other causes, the NCCHC fou ... More >>
By Ray Stern The arrest of Dan Pochoda, legal director for the state's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, was yet another example of the heavy-handedness by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Pochoda stopped off at anti-Sheriff Arpaio demonstration at Pruitt's Furniture last November ... More >>
By John Dickerson Six attorneys and a federal judge wrangled in U.S. District Court for three and a half hours this week over the issue of moving forward with possibly the most important inmates’ rights lawsuit ever filed against the Maricopa County Sheriff Office: Hart vs. Arpaio. Lawyer Dennis ... More >>
The two Dems scrappin' to take on Candy: Gerald Richard (left) and Tim Nelson (right). As I mentioned briefly in this week's Bird column, I made the spring meeting of the Maricopa County Dems this past Saturday, mainly because I wanted to size up the two guys looking to replace Republican County At ... More >>
Arpaio's lawyer can't explain away his fudged résumé
The unresolved Hart vs. Hill suit was filed 30 years ago in federal court. It brings up the same jailhouse abuses that occur today
Hundreds of inmates in state prisons need special protection from gang paybacks. When officials tried to mix them in with the general-prison population, they filed suit--and won.