Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward
(December 8, 2017)
Readers may recall that last October the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the Superior Court judge in my public records case against the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) had erred by giving me unredacted documents and then telling me I had to ask his permission in order to share them. That’s called prior restraint of freedom of speech, and it’s a big 1st Amendment no-no.
The Court of Appeals also “remanded” my case back to the Superior Court, instructing the Superior Court judge to decide whether the ACC had kept public records from me (which is a felony offense). But the Superior Court judge had made so many mistakes already that I thought it best to move for a change of judge. By law, I was entitled to a change of judge simply by asking. In other words, in this circumstance I did not have to give any reasons, a change of judge was mine by right. Read More→