Justice

Arpaio mulls Supreme Court appeal of contempt-case special prosecutor

WASHINGTON - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will likely appeal to the Supreme Court, his attorney said Wednesday, after an appeals court rejected his latest bid to have his contempt of court conviction vacated, after he was pardoned of the crime by President Donald Trump.

Flake, Kyl join razor-thin majority to put Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and Jon Kyl fell in line with other Senate Republicans Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by the narrowest of margins as protests continued inside and outsde the Capitol and at the court..

Flake ends weeks of wavering, is expected to vote to confirm Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - After weeks of "lingering doubt," Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake indicated Friday that he expects to join fellow Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is now likely to be confirmed by a one-vote margin Saturday.

Arizona law professors among thousands urging a ‘no’ vote on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - More than 2,400 law professors, including at least 22 from Arizona, had signed on to an open letter of opposition to the possible confirmation of Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh, saying they have concerns about his temperament and partisanship after his combative committee appearance last week.

Justices press both sides in Mount Lemmon Fire District age-bias case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court began its 2018 term with an Arizona case that asked whether federal age discrimination laws applied to small government agencies like Mount Lemmon Fire District, where two former officers filed a discrimination claim after they were laid off in 2009.

Maricopa County prosecutor takes center stage in questioning of Ford

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell took center stage at the Senate Judiciary Committee, gently probing a "terrified" Christine Blasey Ford about her charge that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teens.

Protesters for, against Kavanaugh stage spirited, largely civil rallies

WASHINGTON - While senators heard the conflicting stories of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford, hundreds of anti-Kavanaugh protesters and a smaller number of supporters rallied outside the hearing for hours of spirited, but mostly civil, debate.