Joe Arpaio loses another lawsuit -- this one, his attempt to take over the jails' health care system.We're beginning to sound like a broken record, but here's the latest from Maricopa County Superior Court: Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost another lawsuit.Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rob ... More >>
Good to go: County Supervisors decide they have no conflict in deciding who will replace former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
We thought it was possible the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors had a conflict of interest in picking a new county attorney, with two of the five having be ... More >>
Leave it to the guy behind the silliest racketeering lawsuit in the history of racketeering lawsuits to screw up his own resignation.
Earlier today, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced his resignation, declaring that he'll quit the office to run for Arizona Attorney Genera ... More >>
If Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas runs for state Attorney General, as he plans to, he'll have to resign from his post sometime this year. But if he resigns, the Board of Supervisors -- his political enemies -- would get to choose a successor.
Thomas doesn't want them ... More >>
The State Bar of Arizona has rejected five complaints against Maricopa County leaders submitted a few months ago by the Sheriff's Office.
Dave Hendershott, chief deputy of the Sheriff's Office, wrote to the State Bar with complaints against County Manager David Smith, Wade Swanson (director of gener ... More >>
Stymied by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, County Attorney Andrew Thomas now threatens to conduct the investigation and possible prosecution of Don Stapley in his own office. Again.Remember, the first case against Stapley traveled from Thomas' office to the Yavapai County Attorney's ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas didn't suceed at first, so he's trying again -- this time threatening the county Board of Supervisors with legal action unless they consider appointing special prosecutors to conduct an "investigation" of those same Supervisors.
In a letter sent ... More >>
Maricopa County Manager David Smith wants to know whether certain employees at the County Attorney's Office are writing anonymous blog posts and comments.
Smith sent a letter today to County Attorney Andrew Thomas and several of his employees, demanding the information on bl ... More >>
You don't have to be a lawyer to see that the Maricopa County Attorney's Office messed up part of its response to county management over the issue of hiring special prosecutors in the case against Don Stapley.
The technical flub, whi ... More >>
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, tired of being sued by other elected officials, voted today to limit payment of legal fees in lawsuits between county departments.
Nine lawsuits filed by county officials against the county, including eight against the Board of Super ... More >>
Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott
The county feud took what is perhaps its ugliest turn yesterday as deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office seized county computers with data a court already ruled the sheriff couldn't access.
County Manager David Smith called Sheriff Joe Arpaio a "thug ... More >>
Live blogging from the courtroom of Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Heilman:
Issue: The county is seeking a restraining order against the sheriff's office following yesterday's raid by deputies on a building containing county computers
The courtroom is packed with private lawyers, county ... More >>
Maricopa County leaders had little but cyncism for the surprising announcement by County Attorney Andrew Thomas this morning to hand off the Don Stapley prosecution.
Trusting Thomas will be difficult despite his call for peace, says County Manager David Smith, who somehow ... More >>