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Of the seventeen pardons recently granted by President Obama for various crimes, one was to a person convicted of illegal possession of an unregistered firearm. So much for gun laws.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the executions of two inmates, including one who has been on death row for 26 years for brutally killing and dismembering his adoptive mother. The court approved warrants for Robert Henry Moormann and Robert Charles Towery and set their executions eight days apart from one another. Moormann’s execution was scheduled for Feb. 29 and Towery’s was scheduled for March 8.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost round two Tuesday of his legal fight to enact a policy against transporting inmates for abortions.
A federal judge has upheld the policy of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to limit mail to inmates to postcards. U.S. District Judge Neil Wake has thrown out a lawsuit filed by inmate Geoffrey Gieck challenging rules imposed by Arpaio regarding incoming mail to his jails.
A local civil rights leader is accusing two members of the state Board of Regents of having an illegal conflict of interest because they serve on the board of a company that builds private prisons for the state.