Latest Arizona Supreme Court News

Arizona court revises rule restricting photography, video

Nov. 7, 2019 3:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has revised its rule restricting photography and recording video at appellate courts. Chief Justice Robert Brutinel's order Wednesday changes an Oct. 16 rule that was criticized for limiting the rights of news organizations. The rule still generally prohibits...

Arizona Supreme Court to clarify criticized rule on photos

Nov. 2, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court says it plans to soon clarify a new rule barring people from taking photos outside state appellate courts in Arizona. The rule issued on Oct. 16 by Chief Justice Robert Brutinel has been criticized for limiting the rights of news organizations. The rule prohibits...

Allister Adel appointed as top prosecutor in metro Phoenix

Oct. 3, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Allister Adel has been appointed as the top county prosecutor in metro Phoenix to fill a vacancy created by then-County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court. Officials say Adel is the first woman to serve in that position, though another woman held the...

High court rejects appeal of Tucson man in child abuse case

Sep. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected another appeal from a Tucson man serving a 58-year-old prison sentence in an abuse case involving his three stepchildren. Fernando Richter asked the state's high court to overturn his 2016 convictions on child abuse, kidnapping and aggravated...

Arizona court: independent counsel to investigate complaint

Sep. 25, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is appointing an independent Bar counsel to investigate an ethics complaint against former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. The complaint was filed with the State Bar of Arizona on Sept. 3, a day before Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Montgomery to the state...

AG wants Arizona court to review tuition lawsuit's dismissal

Sep. 19, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general wants the state's highest court to review the dismissal of a lawsuit over tuition fees at the state's three public universities. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Wednesday his office is petitioning the Arizona Supreme Court to take up the case. The state...

State panel to hold hearing on judges up for 2020 retention

Sep. 19, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A state commission is inviting public comment on the performance of dozens of Arizona judges on 2020 general election ballots for retention. The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review scheduled an Oct. 4 public hearing in Phoenix for comments on three Arizona Supreme Court...

Arizona artists win suit over same-sex wedding invitations

Sep. 16, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 4-3 decision reversed...