Latest Arizona Supreme Court News

Juror issue to be reconsidered in case involving 6 killings

May. 30, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ordered a trial court to hear evidence and reconsider whether there was juror misconduct prejudicial to a death row inmate during his trial in six killings in Yuma County. The court's order released Friday follows Preston Strong's appeal of his 2017 convictions...

Ruling allows warrantless search of probationer's cellphone

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Supreme Court decision in a privacy rights case from Pima County says authorities could legally conduct a warrantless search of the cellphone of a man who was on felony probation. The court's unanimous decision Friday overturned a trial judge's ruling that prosecutors could not...

Arizona Corporation Commission ballot down to 2 Republicans

May. 15, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has disqualified Kim Owens from the Corporation Commission primary ballot, leaving only two Republicans in a race to fill three seats. Owens, an executive for Gordon C. James Public Relations, faced two legal challenges to her nominating petitions, with lawsuits...

Arizona commissioner Boyd Dunn disqualified from ballot

May. 14, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a decision to remove Corporation Commissioner Boyd Dunn from the Republican Party primary ballot after one of his campaign workers told the court she had forged some of his nominating petition signatures. The justices affirmed Maricopa County Superior...

Arizona court rejects online initiative signature gathering

May. 13, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request to allow online signature gathering for proposed ballot measures, leading sponsors to drop an effort to restrict Arizona's school-voucher program. Backers of four initiatives asked the the court to let them use an online signature...