Rep. John Allen, R-Phoenix, said he doesn’t believe Senate Bill 1437 is constitutional and predicted the courts would strike it down if it were to pass. He questioned what authority the state has to tell private sector employers that they can’t inquire about criminal records.
A newly elected Maricopa County constable who resigned just a few weeks into the job did so a month after backing his official car into another vehicle and telling the county’s chief presiding constable he was hungover at the time after drinking a copious amount of vodka the previous night.
Legislators are considering a proposal that would restrict cities from making firefighters and police officers live in the cities in which they work.
An ambitious criminal justice reform agenda with substantial support on both sides of the partisan aisle will have to wait another year, at least, after the Legislature passed a key deadline without hearing a handful of far-reaching bills in their respective committees.
Proposed legislation that would create a state database from DNA from sexual assault kits using a new form of DNA testing would cost the Arizona Department of Public Safety up to $2.3 million annually...
Advocates for the formerly incarcerated gathered the Capitol on Tuesday as part of a National Day of Empathy to raise awareness of the lack of opportunities facing people when they get out of prison.
The State Bar of Arizona has filed a formal complaint against star Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez, alleging that he leaked confidential information during the murder trial of Jodi Arias, lied to Bar investigators and frequently sexually harassed women employees in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion that the constitutional protection from excessive fines and fees applies to local governments could inspire new legal challenges in Arizona, an attorney from the conservative Institute for Justice said.
He has exactly five years’ experience prosecuting cases — those years are not contiguous — and many of the most serious cases he tried were motor-vehicle offenses.