www.azcourts.gov Justice Michael Ryan is stepping down from the Arizona Supreme Court. Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan announced today that he will retire from the bench after serving on the state's high court for eight years.Ryan, 64, is permitted by state law to serve unt ... More >>
The Shurf refuses to comply with a lawfully executed subpoena -- what part of illegal doesn't he understand?Saying their request for information is "burdensome, overly broad, and intended to harass," the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office told the Board of Supervisors today that it will not comply ... More >>
Image: Yuma County 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 was said to be appreciative of the Arizona Supreme Court's appointment of retired Chief Justice Ruth McGregor as a referee in the ongoing county feud. Thomas' reaction didn't make much sense then, and it's making even less now that McGregor isn't ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas wants approval of his special prosecutors, now that the state Supreme Court has denied a request to stay the prosecution of Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe.Judge Gary DonahoeWe're hearing this from Thomas' office, which put out a news release today concern ... More >>
We wouldn't wish this job on our worst enemy.Seeking to somehow manage the chaos that has engulfed the justice system in Maricopa County -- what with the county's presiding criminal court judge facing bizarre charges, a host of judges accused of being part of a "criminal enterprise," and ... More >>
Ruth McGregorYou can color us very, very surprised.We publicly predicted earlier this morning that Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas will oppose Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca Berch's decision to appoint a "special master" to sort through the craziness in this county.Turns out, ... More >>
El Rushbo proved no match for departing court spokeswoman Cari Gerchick.More bad news for journalists: Cari Gerchick, one of the more helpful public information officers in Arizona, has fallen victim to budget cuts.Gerchick, who is also a lawyer, announced in an email this afternoon that her posi ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer put out a news release this afternoon announcing she's picked A. John Pelander III to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court. The vacancy was created by the upcoming retirement of Chief Justice Ruth McGregor. As the Arizona Republic notes today, Pelander is a Repub ... More >>
The Arizona Supreme Court today decided not to force lawmakers to send Governor Jan Brewer a budget bill she wants to veto, but only because lawmakers said they'd send the bill in five days. Brewer's argument -- that the State Legislature should not be allowed to hold back on sending the bill - ... More >>
Experienced elections law attorney Lisa Hauser (pictured) isn't the only applicant to face rejection for an appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court. Seventeen people applied for the vacancy on the high court to be left by outgoing Chief Justice Ruth McGregor, so Hauser had plenty o ... More >>
Ruth McGregor This just in: The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the state's legislative districting plan, nearly seven years after it was initially adopted.A group of left-leaning advocates, including Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, State Representative Pete Rios and the Hispanic Bar A ... More >>
Right-wing extremist Roy Warden is claiming credit for forcing Ruth McGregor (at left), Arizona's Chief Justice, into retirement early -- but don't believe him.Warden, known for his violent-sounding rhetoric and penchant for burning Mexican flags, left comments with the claim on several online artic ... More >>
This just in from the Arizona Supreme Court:Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch has been chosen as the court's new Chief Justice.Berch was selected by the court to serve a five-year term as Chief Justice following the July 1st retirement of the current Chief, Ruth McGregor. ... More >>
Arizona Supreme Court Justice Ruth McGregor announced today that she would leave office and retire at the end of June to spend more time with her family. McGregor, a 1974 graduate of the Arizona State University College of Law, has a solid reputation in the legal community and a ... More >>
Roy Warden: Este pendejo, indeed...Anti-immigrant nutjob and Mexican flag-burner Roy Warden's coming to town Wednesday, December 10 for a "rally" to "impeach" Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor. Well, supposedly. According to e-mails the wacky Warden's sent out to the state Supreme Co ... More >>
County Attorney Andrew Thomas is attempting to capitalize on a national trend by attacking local judges
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A landmark Arizona court ruling leads a Mesa woman, her former physician and expert witnesses through a continuing controversy over flashbacks of long-ago sexual abuse.