Latest Arizona Attorney General's Office News

Federal appeals court greenlights federal deportation policy

Jul. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal guidance prioritizing the deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk can be implemented, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue is a September directive from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans

Jun. 30, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arizona’s attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced and Louisiana's attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions even while a ban there is temporarily blocked, as states grapple with...

Arizona attorney general: Pre-1901 abortion ban enforceable

Jun. 29, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican attorney general announced Wednesday that a pre-statehood law that bans all abortions is enforceable and that he will soon file for the removal of an injunction that has blocked it for nearly 50 years. Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office said...

AG sues Scottsdale board for alleged open meeting violations

Jun. 22, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against the Scottsdale Unified School District, saying the governing board violated the state’s open meeting law last August. Brnovich said the board issued content-based restrictions on public...

Arizona AG's effort to require redo of election rules denied

Jun. 17, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday rejected Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich's request that he order Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to do a major rewrite of a nearly 300-page document that tells county election officials how to manage the 2022 elections. ...

Arizona woman admits guilt in ballot collection scheme

Jun. 02, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of illegally collecting early ballots in the 2020 primary election pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with state prosecutors that saw the more serious forgery and conspiracy charges dismissed and limited any potential for a lengthy prison sentence. ...

Records show coordinated Arizona ballot collection scheme

Jun. 01, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman indicted in 2020 on accusations of illegally collecting ballots apparently ran a sophisticated operation using her status as a well-known Democratic operative in the border city of San Luis to persuade voters to let her gather and in some cases fill out their...

Arizona lawmakers hear from election conspiracy theorists

May. 31, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican lawmakers heard Tuesday from members of the Texas-based conservative group that provided research for a widely debunked documentary that alleges widespread voter fraud led to former President Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election. Cell phone...

Arizona officials blast attorney general for election report

May. 04, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican officials who oversee elections in Maricopa County issued a blistering retort Wednesday to GOP Attorney General Mark Brnovich accusing the state's top lawman of abusing his position and misleading the public about the 2020 election to advance his U.S. Senate campaign. ...

Brnovich sues Hobbs in dispute over election procedures

Apr. 21, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is joining with Republican Party officials to sue Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in an escalation of a dispute over the election procedures manual she is required to complete. The two have been at odds for...