April 16, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ruled that the Maricopa County Sherrif's Office and, specifically, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, engaged in practices of racial profiling in conducting traffic stops. The court found that the Sheriff's office was improperly named as a defendant, ...[read more]
February 7, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
Self-defense products company TASER International Inc. on Friday announced that Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will be receiving an order of cameras which will be worn by officers to record their actions in the field. Under the sales agreement, TASER will deliver 700 body cameras, costing an ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Judge David Campbell for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Monday ruled Maricopa County officials may not enforce two Arizona identity-theft laws used to convict hundreds of undocumented immigrant workers. The court ordered an immediate halt to the state's enforcement of ...[read more]
October 29, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Tuesday ordered Maricopa Country sheriff Joe Arpaio to undergo the same training as his deputies to assist in the prevention of racial profiling and unlawful detention in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) as part of the ...[read more]
March 23, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Maricopa County Superior Court on Friday ruled that Arizonans may use marijuana extracts for medical conditions. The Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the lawsuit in October on behalf of the Welton family seeking a declaration that the marijuana derivative ...[read more]
May 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling during the execution of immigration patrols. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally gave the Maricopa ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On May 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a discrimination suit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against the Sheriff's Office of Arizona's Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The claim alleged that Sheriff Arpaio and his office unlawfully and systematically ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Keith Herting
An Arizona judge ruled Monday that Arizona's medical marijuana law is constitutional and instructed the state to permit dispensaries to open. Judge Michael Gordon of the Maricopa County Superior Court rebuffed arguments from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne that federal laws barring the use of ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Max Slater
Maricopa County, Arizona, asked a judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Thursday to dismiss the county from a lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged racial profiling. The county argued that it should be dismissed from ...[read more]
June 27, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the US District Court for the District of Arizona to reject the request by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to dismiss the lawsuit pending against him that claims his office discriminated against Latinos and disregarded their constitutional rights. ...[read more]

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