Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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08/2007

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Tuition Challenge

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 9, 2007) The Arizona Supreme Court today upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a challenge to the Arizona Board of Regents’ decision to increase university tuition in 2003.

In Kromko v. Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), four students sued ABOR for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the tuition charged for the 2003-2004 academic year was excessive and violated the “as nearly free as possible” provision of the Arizona State Constitution.

Judge Denies Charter Schools’ Request for Injunction

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 7, 2007) Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Miles today denied the request for a preliminary injunction that would have prohibited the State of Arizona from requiring Arizona charter schools to incorporate the State’s social studies standards by grade-level into charter schools curriculum.

The issue at question is whether the Arizona State Board of Education has the authority to require curriculum alignment to the State’s academic standards by all schools, including charter schools.

Terry Goddard to Keynote Auto Theft Investigators Conference

(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 3, 2007) Attorney General Terry Goddard will keynote the opening ceremonies for the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators 55th Annual Training Seminar on Monday, Aug. 6 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference is being held at the Wigwam Resort and Spa, 300 Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park.

Goddard will welcome the more than 350 professional investigators, prosecutors and industry professionals from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe. He will also discuss the Attorney General’s THEFTAZ Web site.

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