19, Dec 2014 - U.S. judge moves closer to possible action against Arizona sheriff
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A U.S. judge moved a step closer to pursuing possible contempt charges against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio on Thursday, accusing the Maricopa County sheriff of failing to follow court mandates in a 2007 racial-profiling case. Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow ruled that deputies working for Arpaio, an 82-year-old who bills himself as "America's ...
18, Dec 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Sheriff Arpaio to halt squad targeting immigrant ID theft
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's decision to disband the criminal employment squad will end his last major foothold in immigration enforcement after the courts and federal government ...
17, Dec 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Convicted killer Jodi Arias was mystery witness at her sentencing retrial
© REUTERS/Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic/Pool Jodi Arias (R) speaks to defense attorney Jennifer Willmott in the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom in Phoenix, Arizona, October 22, 2014.
12, Oct 2014 - Arizona judge bars same-day coverage of Arias penalty phase retrial
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge has rejected another bid by media organizations to air same-day footage of the penalty phase retrial of Jodi Arias that will decide whether she should be executed for killing her ex-boyfriend, documents showed on Monday. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens ruled broadcasters would only be able to screen the proceedings after ...
11, Oct 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Arizona prison inmate to have sentence commuted
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona inmate who has served 44 years of a life sentence for a murder he committed when he was 17 will be released soon. Under terms of an agreement offered by Maricopa County prosecutors, 62-year-old Ray Chatman's original conviction will be vacated and he'll be eligible for release in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of second-degree murder. A county Superior Court ...
10, Oct 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Prosecutor urges judge to let smuggling law stand
PHOENIX (AP) -- The top county prosecutor in metropolitan Phoenix is urging a judge to reject the Obama administration's request to throw out Arizona's law banning immigrant smuggling. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office has filed a friend-of-the-court brief saying the 2005 state law isn't trumped by federal statutes. Gov. Jan Brewer also has opposed the request. The administration ...
10, Oct 2014 - Phoenix, AZ Maricopa County prosecutor urges judge to let smuggling law stand, despite White House's object
The top county prosecutor in metropolitan Phoenix is urging a judge to reject the Obama administration's request to throw out Arizona's law banning immigrant smuggling.
09, Oct 2014 - Maricopa, AZ Jury selection begins in Arias penalty phase retrial in Arizona
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jury selection began in Arizona on Monday to decide whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for the 2008 slaying of her ex-boyfriend in a case that drew a national audience with its sex-laced and gory testimony. A pool of 300 potential jurors started to be called into Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix to see if a dozen of them ...
08, Oct 2014 - Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, Jodi Arias appears for her trial in Maricopa County Superior court in Phoenix. Jury selection is beginning in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Arias, as prosecutors again seek a death sentence in the Arizona case that became a tabloid TV sensation.
02, Apr 2014 - PHOENIX, AZ 2 students allowed to participate in Arizona tuition suit
A judge ruled two students can help the Maricopa County Community College District in a lawsuit.
02, Apr 2014 - PHOENIX, AZ Maricopa County prosecutor seeks clarification on Arizona pot ruling
Maricopa County's top prosecutor is asking a judge to clarify a medical-marijuana use ruling.
02, Apr 2014 - PHOENIX, AZ Court rules extracts considered medical marijuana
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled late Friday that a 5-year-old Mesa boy with debilitating seizures can be treated with marijuana extract, effectively re-interpreting Arizona's medical marijuana law. In her ruling on a preliminary injunction filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Judge Katherine Cooper said Zander Welton can legally consume marijuana extracts ...