Federal prosecutors have said they will file charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for ignoring orders from a judge in a racial profiling case. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton, currently a partner at Steptoe and Johnson, and Stephen Montoya, a civil rights attorney from the firm Montoya, Lucero and Pastor, will discuss the case.
An although judges are not elected in Arizona’s most populous counties, voters do have a choice on whether to keep a judge in office. There is information to help you make that decision from the Commission on Judicial Performance Review. Mike Hellon, the chair of the commission, will discuss judicial retention, along with Arizona State Bar CEO John Phelps, who will also talk about the state bar’s “Finish the Ballot” campaign.