| News |

Captain Joel Fox to Argue SCA Case on Appeal Before Judge Tomorrow

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Captain Joel Fox will argue before a Superior Court judge on Tuesday that he shouldn't have to turn over the names of donors behind a nebulous $105,000 contribution to the Arizona Republican Party.

The county elections department has wanted to see those names since election season, but Fox won't budge. As a result, the county had been preparing to levy a fine totaling triple the contribution amount before Fox filed his appeal last week.

The county's response to Fox's appeal [see below] makes hamburger of the captain's reasoning and describes why the public has a "vital need" for the information Fox is hiding.

Attorney Jeffrey Messing, the county's hired gun in this case, also points out that the elections department hasn't offcially ordered Fox to pay the $315,000 fine yet -- they've simply asked him to cough up standard info on the SCA that any political committee is required to reveal. Fox has asked the court to stay the fine, a move Messing calls premature.

Oral argument on the case is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday before Judge Robert Houser.


Scribd-ized document follows:

Response Mtn Stay Sca Cas

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.