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Court of Appeals Agrees with Center:Legislature Can't Use Sale Proceeds to Fund State Land Department

On November 10, 2011, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's ruling in Rumery v. Baier and held that the legislature's attempt to use sale proceeds to fund the State Land Department violated Arizona's constitution.  The opinion can be found here: http://azcourts.gov/Portals/89/opinionfiles/CV/CV100807.pdf

 

Education

Arizona Supreme Court Lets Court of Appeals Decision Upholding Renewable Energy Rules Stand

September 20, 2011:  The Arizona Supreme Court declined to accept the Petition for Review filed by the Goldwater Institute, letting stand the recent decision by the Court of Appeals that upheld Arizona's renewable energy rules. 

Energy

Judge Rules in Center's Favor and Will Order State to Resume Use of Lottery Funds to Fund Transit in Maricopa County

The same day he heard oral argument on the parties' Motions for Summary Judgment in the Center's case brought challenging the Legislature's sweep of lottery funds earmarked for transit, Judge David Campbell issued an order ruling in favor of the plaintiffs and declaring the legislature's action a violation of federal law.

Environment