Arizona teachers have spoken on a possible strike. We’ll know soon whether or not they have authorized them.
Arpaio Appealing To 9th Circuit For Jury Trial
Late Friday evening attorneys petitioned the 9th Circuit Court of appeals for a jury to hear Arpaio’s upcoming criminal contempt trial.
Judge Susan Bolton has been eager to proceed with a bench trial and decided earlier this year that she alone would decide the outcome.
The petition says Bolton erroneously rejected previous requests for a jury trial and attempts to make a new case.
Arpaio’s attorneys are asking the 9th Circuit for a quick ruling or for a stay of the trial, currently scheduled for June 26.
Plaintiffs in the case have argued against a jury trial in the past saying Arpaio would attempt to politicize the trial.
Arpaio is facing up to six months in jail for ignoring a 2011 court order to cease his immigration enforcement patrols.