Tom Horne:
Arizona’s Ban On Mexican American Studies Was Racist, U.S. Court Rules
""A federal judge in Arizona has ruled that the state violated the constitutional rights of Mexican American students by eliminating a successful Mexican American studies program, saying officials “were motivated by racial animus” and were pushing “discriminatory ends in order to make political gains.”"
Aug. 23, 2017
On Trial, Former Arizona Schools Chief Says Radicals Taught Ethnic Studies Program He Later Banned
"Tom Horne, who ended a popular Mexican-American history program, testified that it taught students to be disruptive."
Jul. 19, 2017
Ruling Gives Ex-Attorney General, Tom Horne, Chance To Avoid $1.2M Fine
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services May 25, 2017 Updated May 25, 2017
"PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court this morning gave former Attorney General Tom Horne another chance to escape a $1.2 million fine for campaign finance violations.
In a unanimous decision, the justices said it was wrong for Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, who initially concluded Horne and a former aide had broken the law, to then overrule the findings of an administrative law judge who said there was no violation.
”We hold that due process does not permit the same individual to issue the initial decision finding violations and ordering remedies, participate personally in the prosecution of the case before an administrative law judge, and then make the final agency decision that will receive only deferential judicial review,” wrote Clint Bolick for the court.
But the justices did  not absolve Horne of guilt. Instead, it sends the issue back for a review by someone, unlike Polk, who is neutral.
At issue is $513,340 spent by Business Leaders for Arizona on a last-minute commercial attacking Felecia Rotellini, Horne's 2010 Democrat foe.
The group was formed by Kathleen Winn, a staffer in Horne's office, and registered as an independent campaign committee. That status prohibits it from legally coordinating its expenses with the candidate.
The FBI, looking into other matters after the 2010 election, came across what it said was evidence that there was communication. The case went to then-Secretary of State Ken Bennett who, by law, had to pass it on to the attorney general's office.
But with Horne now running that agency, an aide farmed the case out to Polk.
She found evidence of violations, citing a series of phone calls between Horne and Winn.
When they appealed, the case was sent to an administrative law judge — essentially a hearing officer — with one of Polk's deputies presenting the evidence against the pair. Polk acknowledged later that she “was involved with the prosecution of the case, by assisting with the preparation and strategy."
The result was a finding that Winn's expenses really were contributions to Horne's campaign, contributions that exceeded the limit by $400,000 of what he could take from any one source. So Polk imposed a penalty equal to three times that.
Both a trial judge and the state Court of Appeals rebuffed the bid by Horne and Winn to overturn those findings."
What Ever Happened To The Investigations Into Tom Horne?
Dec. 8, 2016
Tom Horne Scores New Gig, And Why He Still Needs To Be Punished
Jan. 23, 2015
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne Hobnobs With Radical Nullificationists
Aug. 5, 2015
Horne Vows To Continue 'Crusade' vs. Ethnic Studies
""I went on a crusade against it and destroyed the entire program," Horne said proudly."
Aug. 22, 2014
Legal Woes Pose Hurdles For Attorney General Tom Horne Of Arizona In Campaign
Jul. 11, 2014
Arpaio Endorses Horne's Re-Election Campaign
Jun. 17, 2014

Top Aide To Ariz. Attorney General Tom Horne Resigns

May 16, 2014

Tom Horne Campaign Finance Case To Move Forward

May 14, 2014

AG Horne's Checkered Past Might Just Be Enough For Reelection
"Once again we are being told about the shenanigans of Republican Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. [...] Horne has left a trail of stink dating back to his Massachusetts law school days forty years ago. With his history of crookery back east one can only wonder how Horne ever became a lawyer in Arizona following his serious legal issues involving the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission?"
Oct. 29, 2013
New Ethical Complaint Against Arizona AG Tom Horne
"The Attorney General's Office has doubled as a campaign office for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, a former employee alleges, with top staff working on state time to raise money for Horne's re-election, plan campaign events and discuss talking points to deploy against his challengers."
May 12, 2014
State Investigator Files Scorcher Against Arizona A.G. Tom Horne
"Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne defamed and tried to ruin the career of a state criminal investigator who told the FBI in good faith that she believed Horne may have received $500,000 in illegal campaign contributions, the woman claims in court."
Jan. 21, 2013
Arizona AG Tom Horne's Sex Scandal Scuttles Gubernatorial Bid
"Picture Elmer Fudd as the lead in Oliver Stone's Nixon, and you've got Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne in a nutshell. Truly, the FBI's massive, 3,000-plus page investigative file detailing its year-long probe of Horne's office reads like a tragicomic novel wherein a powerful but goofy politician does a colossal belly-flop into a pool of sleaze and chicanery, ending any likelihood that he could become governor someday."
Dec. 6, 2012
FBI: AG Horne Having Affair When Involved In Hit-And-Run
Oct. 31, 2012
Attorney General Horne Hired Carmen Chenal To A Highly Paid Top Post -- 'Cause She's His Goomba
"If you needed the services of a criminal attorney, would you hire a lawyer with no experience in criminal law, who had been suspended from the State Bar of Arizona for 120 days, had not practiced law in five years, and who was still on probation for her past misdeeds?"
Jul. 14, 2011
Here's What The U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission Said About Republican AG Candidate Tom Horne
"A February 14, 1973 SEC document, release Number 10008, said "Horne, among other things, (a) failed accurately to make and keep current certain books and records, (b) violated the anti-fraud provisions of the Federal securities laws, (c) filed false financial reports with the Commission.""
Sep. 14, 2010
Attorney-General Candidate Tom Horne Denied 1970 Bankruptcy
"In a series of annual reports for his law firm, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne wrongly denied having a bankruptcy in his past. Reports filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission from 1997 to 2000 for Horne's law firm show that when asked if any partner in the firm had ever been a partner in a business that went bankrupt, Horne checked "no" and signed the form. In fact, Horne was the president of T.C. Horne & Co., an investment firm that went bankrupt in 1970 and led to him receiving a lifetime trading ban from the Securities and Exchange Commission."
Jun. 20, 2010
The Brains Behind Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Ban
May, 14, 2010
Arizona State Legislative Election 1996 National Political Awareness Test
Position Sought: State Representative LD-24
  Affirmative Action/Civil Rights
Please indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding affirmative action and civil rights in Arizona.

No e) Do you believe that the Arizona government should recognize same-sex marriages?
No f) Do you believe that sexual orientation should be added to Arizona's anti-discrimination laws?



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