Stories tagged: "arizona supreme court"

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Arizona Supreme Court Delivers Win for Prop 208—But It May Be Brief

The ruling said if the lower court decides that the spending limit is exceeded, it must declare Proposition 208 unconstitutional and void it entirely.

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Arizona’s Judges Are Overwhelmingly White Men. What Does That Mean for Defendants?

The Arizona Advocacy Foundation report shows Arizona judges don’t represent those they serve. A new report shows that Arizona’s judges are overwhelmingly white men—a vast overrepresentation compared to the state’s increasingly diverse population. Approximately 91% of judges are white, and 66% are men, according to the 2021 report from the Arizona Advocacy Foundation.  Only six...

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Arizona Supreme Court Questions Legality of Voter-Approved Tax That Would Give Millions to Schools

The Invest in Education Act is expected to raise more than $800 million a year in new taxes for education. The Arizona Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on whether hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes collected under a voter initiative enacted in November can be legally spent when a provision of the state...

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Expand the Supreme Court? Arizona Did It First.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation expanding the Arizona Supreme Court from five justices to seven in 2016.

This undated photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows John Michael Allen, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the 2011 suffocation killing of a 10-year-old relative he locked in a plastic storage box as a punishment and left to die. His death sentence and murder conviction were upheld Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by the Arizona Supreme Court. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP)
Conviction Upheld in Death of Arizona Girl Locked in Box

The Arizona Supreme Court upheld John Michael Allen's murder conviction and death sentence. Allen suffocated 10-year-old Ame Deal in a box because she stole an ice pop.