Latest Arizona Supreme Court News

High court says lone Arizona regulator can seek utility docs

Sep. 27, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona commission that regulates utilities cannot prevent a single member from issuing subpoenas to investigate companies that the panel oversees, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The former commissioner who filed the case, Bob Burns, said the ruling will...

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes' path: From Yale to jail

Sep. 26, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Long before he assembled one of the largest far-right anti-government militia groups in U.S. history, before his Oath Keepers stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Stewart Rhodes was a promising Yale Law School graduate. He secured a clerkship on the Arizona...

Arizona Supreme Court: Senate can keep audit records secret

Aug. 31, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state Senate can keep hundreds of emails and other records related to its partisan review of the 2020 election secret because they are “privileged” and exempt from disclosure under state public records law. The...

Arizona Supreme Court keeps voting rights measure off ballot

Aug. 26, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A voter initiative rolling back Republican-backed election law changes and expanding voting access will not appear on the November ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday, issuing a final death knell after an on-again off-again series of court rulings. The...

Arizona Supreme Court throws initiative expanding voting and rolling back GOP election law changes off November ballot

Aug. 26, 2022 20:09 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Supreme Court throws initiative expanding voting and rolling back GOP election law changes off November ballot.

Ruling keeps Arizona voting access measure on the ballot

Aug. 25, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that an Arizona initiative expanding voting access and rolling back a host of restrictions enacted by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature and GOP Gov. Doug Ducey will be on the November ballot, barring a successful appeal to the state Supreme Court,...

Arizona Supreme Court rejects challenges to 2 initiatives

Aug. 24, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected challenges to two voter initiatives filed for November's ballot, one already certified for the ballot and a second that appears likely to make it when a final signature verification is complete. A challenge to a third...

Arizona Supreme Court rejects business groups' challenges to 2 of 3 voter initiatives set for November ballot

Aug. 24, 2022 22:18 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Supreme Court rejects business groups' challenges to 2 of 3 voter initiatives set for November ballot.

Arizona Supreme Court could issue execution warrant Oct. 12

Aug. 24, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court said Wednesday that a warrant of execution for death row inmate Murray Hooper could be issued in two months. A briefing schedule issued by the state’s high court shows the state’s motion for an execution warrant must be filed by the end...

Arizona Supreme Court says voters can't repeal tax cuts

Aug. 19, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that tax cuts or increases enacted by the Legislature can never be blocked by opponents using the state constitution's referendum power, with the rare exception of a tax that funds a completely new state department. The written...