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Joe Arpaio's Ex-Lawyer Tim Casey Fights Testifying About Joe's Contempt of Court (w/Update)

Note: Please see update on Friday's hearing below.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's former lawyer Tim Casey doesn't want to tell what he knows about Arpaio's contemptuous conduct in the ACLU's big racial profiling case Melendres v. Arpaio, so he's invoking attorney-client privilege to avoid subpoenas and discovery requests in the case.

Casey, who has been Arpaio's mouthpiece on Melendres practically since the lawsuit was filed more than seven years ago, begged off the case in November of last year.

His attempts to dodge depositions and document-requests related to his former clients will be one subject of a hearing Friday at 2 p.m. in Phoenix before federal judge G. Murray Snow.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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