Arizona Supreme Court

Arizona Supreme Court

PHOENIX — A Glendale state senator who calls reports of a riot on Jan. 6 "a sham" is now going after judges who sanction attorneys for filing what he believes are "good faith" claims on behalf of clients.

But Republican Anthony Kern insists it has nothing to do with his own lawyers being ordered to pay $75,000 in legal fees after he and two other lawmakers filed what a judge concluded was a frivolous lawsuit against another legislator over his role in that 2021 event at the U.S. Capitol.

Howard Fischer is a veteran journalist who has reported on state government and legal affairs in Arizona since 1982, the last 25 for Capitol Media Services which he founded in 1991.

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