No. 14771.

125 Ariz. 307 (1980)

609 P.2d 577

Steve BOSWELL and Jim Mofford, Petitioners, v. The SUPERIOR COURT of Arizona, IN AND FOR the COUNTY OF MARICOPA, and the Honorable David G. Derickson, a judge thereof; Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., an Arizona Corporation, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Arizona, En Banc.

April 2, 1980.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Logan, Marton, Halladay & Hall by Kraig J. Marton, Phoenix, for petitioners.

Gust, Rosenfeld, Divelbess & Henderson by James F. Henderson and David M. Hastings, Phoenix, for respondent, Phoenix Newspapers, Inc.

HAYS, Justice.

We accepted jurisdiction of this petition for special action for the sole purpose of meeting one of the issues raised by the petitioners. The question is: did the trial court abuse its discretion in deciding that under the pertinent Arizona statute the sufficiency of a correction was a matter of law to be decided by the court?

In order to answer this question, we must discuss briefly the factual background of this case. Steve Boswell and Jim...

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