Justice

Court rejects ICE probe sparked by Maricopa deputies’ illegal search

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned immigration violations against a Valley business, saying that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation of the firm was tainted by an illegal 2013 raid by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Court: Former Arizona broadcaster owes millions in taxes on sale

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled that the former owners of an Arizona broadcasting company owe $15 million in taxes on the 2001 sale of their business, saying part of the sale had "no legitimate economic purpose ... other than to avoid paying the taxes."

Court: USGS not liable in fatal 2012 Verde River helicopter crash

A federal appeals court said the government cannot be held liable after a helicopter struck an unmarked U.S. Geological Survey cable and crashed, killing the pilot and three passengers, even though the cable over the Verde River was "virtually invisible to aircraft pilots."