February 8, 2012 |
A would-be city council candidate in Arizona will not appear on an upcoming ballot because her English skills are insufficient, the state's Supreme Court decided Tuesday. In a brief two-page order, the high court affirmed a Superior Court judge's ruling, which struck Alejandrina Cabrera's name from the March ballot in the town of San Luis. The case, which attracted international media attention, was closely watched because of possible legal repercussions for other border communities where Spanish predominates.
November 3, 2011 |
President Obama on Wednesday nominated Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew D. Hurwitz to a seat on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, his third proposal in recent weeks to fill vacancies on the overwhelmed Western appellate bench. Hurwitz, 64, has been on the Arizona high court for eight years after a diverse career as a law clerk, a private practice litigator and partner in Phoenix's Osborn Maledon firm. He also was a law professor, a judge pro tempore and a senior staff member to three governors of the Grand Canyon State.
September 1, 1999 |
American Indians' right to a fair jury is not violated when federal criminal trials in Arizona are transferred from Prescott to Phoenix, where the Indian percentage of the population is much lower, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a 2-1 ruling upholding a Navajo man's convictions for sex crimes, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the disparities were irrelevant because there was no evidence that Indians were systematically excluded from the jury.
August 30, 1999 |
In Phoenix, the Arizona Supreme Court opened the way for a 14-year-old girl to receive a late-term abortion. The high court voted 3-2 to overturn an appeals judge's ruling Saturday that blocked the girl from heading to Kansas to abort her 24-week-old fetus, said John MacDonald, the Supreme Court's spokesman. No Arizona clinics provide abortions after 20 weeks.
April 29, 1998 |
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a voter-approved law requiring that official state and local business be conducted only in English. Opponents of the measure branded it racist, while supporters called it common sense and promised to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. State Sen. Pete Rios, a Democrat who was among the plaintiffs in the case decided Tuesday, said the measure's supporters played on unjustified fears of those who can speak only English. Robert D.
July 19, 1994 |
After consulting with Orange County authorities during the day, the Yavapai County prosecutor indicated Monday that Arizona would probably take the lead in trying John Joseph Famalaro for the murder of Denise Huber. Generally, the trial would take place where the murder occurred, but in Huber's case that may be impossible to ascertain, Yavapai County Atty. Charles Hastings said.