Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seems to have been stunned into silence by a federal court ruling intended to hamper his office's ability to conduct immigration enforcement operations.U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow ruled last week in a racial-profiling lawsuit against Arpaio and the Sherif ... More >>
U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow
U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow set up Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a knockout in his latest ruling on a racial-profiling lawsuit.Snow's ruling (see below) in the Melendres Vs. Arpaio case eviscerates the sheriff's office for its record-shreddin ... More >>
Image: Ray SternLawyer Stanley Young, (left), said he was "encouraged" by a judge's comments in today's hearing on a racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Next to Young is Dan Pochoda of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
U.S. District Judge Murray Snow tod ... More >>
photo by Adriane Goetz A second deposition? This time, I gotta read that book I wrote...District Court Judge G. Murray Snow has ordered sanctions in the big Melendres v. Arpaio racial profiling lawsuit still ongoing in federal court. The sanction addresses in a very measured way the systematic destr ... More >>
Chief Deputy David Hendershott's depo in the Melendres suit, set for Feb. 12Oral arguments took place February 4 regarding a sanctions motion from the plaintiffs in the big Melendres vs. Arpaio racial profiling lawsuit now underway. I had to be out of town on an assignment, and so could not att ... More >>
Arpaio's rotund Cardinal Richelieu: MCSO Chief Deputy David Hendershott
Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the big Melendres vs. Arpaio racial profiling lawsuit fired another salvo at the MCSO on Wednesday. In the latest bid for sanctions against the MCSO, attorneys from the firm of Steptoe & J ... More >>
from Channel 12Sheriff Joe toady and hatchet man Jack MacIntyre: The fall guy for the MCSO's Nixonesque shreddingYou'll recall that in November, I reported that MCSO deputies had admitted under oath to destroying documents requested by the plaintiffs in the big Melendres vs. Arpaio racial profiling ... More >>
Nixon redux: Document shredding, deleted e-mails. What's next, secret tapes?In a stunning revelation recently made public as part of the ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an MCSO sergeant has admitted that the departmen ... More >>
Between Joe Arpaio and ACORN, guess who the nut is?
ACORN's passed along to me this subpoena that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's been bragging about to the media, and though it's a clear fishing expedition on the part of Arpaio's attorney in the Melendres v. Arpaio case, let's just say that it ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas today suggested three lawyers as possible mediators in his legal dispute with the county Board of Supervisors:Timothy Casey, of Schmitt Schneck Smyth & HerrodLee Miller, of Miller La Sota & PetersChristopher Skelly, of Scott & Skelly