No. 17406-SA.

143 Ariz. 560 (1985)

694 P.2d 1174

ARIZONA NEWSPAPERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a non-profit Arizona corporation; Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., an Arizona corporation; and News Sun, Inc., an Arizona corporation, Petitioners, v. The SUPERIOR COURT of the State of Arizona, In and For the COUNTY OF MARICOPA, The Honorable Marilyn Riddel, a Judge thereof; and Maricopa County, a body politic; Maricopa County Board of Supervisors; Hawley Atkinson, Supervisor; Tom Freestone, Supervisor; George L. Campbell, Supervisor; Fred Koory, Jr., Supervisor; Ed Pastor, Supervisor; and Cherie Pennington, Clerk of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, real parties in interest, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Arizona, En Banc.

January 16, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brown & Bain by Paul F. Eckstein, David J. Bodney, C. Timothy Delaney, Phoenix, for petitioners.

Thomas E. Collins, Maricopa County Atty. by Noel J.R. Levy, Phoenix, for respondents.

HOLOHAN, Chief Justice.

On January 23, 1984, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution discontinuing newspaper publication of the full minutes of its proceedings. Petitioners, Arizona Newspapers Association, Inc., Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. and News Sun, Inc., challenged the Supervisors' action in superior court as violative of A.R.S. § 11-217 governing "publication" of county proceedings and the open meeting law provisions of A.R.S. § 38...


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