Arizona Supreme Court

A new report says locks failed for years at an Arizona prison and allowed for serious beatings of prisoners and guards, but Department of Corrections Director Charles Ryan failed to appreciate the seriousness of the problem until video of an assault was broadcast on television.


The Arizona Supreme Court is sending a Golden Valley man's homicide case back to Mohave County Superior Court.

Arizona Department of Corrections

The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions and death sentence of a Phoenix man in the killings of two people whose bodies were later found buried in his mother's backyard.


An appeal of whether the Arizona Legislature violated the state Constitution in 2016 by forbidding local governments from regulating employees' non-wage benefits is still pending.

A state commission has nominated four Maricopa County Superior Court judges and a lawyer in private practice for appointment by Gov Doug Ducey to fill an Arizona Court of Appeals vacancy.