Latest Arizona Supreme Court News

Arizona judge removes education tax initiative from ballot

Jul. 31, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Friday blocked an initiative that would have raised taxes on the wealthy in Arizona to help boost education funding, agreeing with opponents that the 100-word summary on petitions that more than 400,000 voters signed to qualify it for the November ballot was incomplete. Maricopa...

FILE - In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez speaks during a news conference in Phoenix. The former Arizona prosecutor, known for winning a conviction in the Jodi Arias murder case, has agreed to be disbarred in an ethics case in which he was accused of leaking the identity of an Arias juror and sexually harassing female law clerks in his office. Martinez agreed on Friday, July 17, 2020, to give up his license to practice law. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Prosecutor in Jodi Arias murder case agrees to disbarment

Jul. 17, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona prosecutor known for winning a conviction in the Jodi Arias murder case agreed Friday to be disbarred in an ethics case in which he was accused of leaking the identity of an Arias juror and sexually harassing female law clerks in his office. Juan Martinez agreed to give up...

FILE - In this March 5, 2015, file photo then Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez speaks out during a news conference in Phoenix. The Arizona Supreme Court has reinstated sexual harassment allegations in a legal ethics case against Martinez, reversing an earlier decision that threw out claims that Martinez made sexually inappropriate comments to female clerks in the county prosecutor's office. Martinez was fired earlier this year. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Harassment claims reinstated in ex-prosecutor’s ethics case

Jul. 14, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has reinstated sexual harassment allegations in an ethics case against a former prosecutor best known for winning a conviction in the Jodi Arias murder case. The ruling Monday reversed an earlier decision by a disciplinary judge who threw out claims that...

Man won't face death penalty for killing Glendale officer

Jul. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man convicted in the 2007 fatal shooting of a Glendale police officer is no longer facing the death penalty. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has decided against seeking the death penalty for 46-year-old Bryan Wayne Hulsey, whose...