No. 1 CA-SA 95-0185.

184 Ariz. 223 (1995)

908 P.2d 37

STATE of Arizona ex rel. Richard M. ROMLEY, Maricopa County Attorney, Petitioner, v. SUPERIOR COURT of the State of Arizona, in and for the COUNTY OF MARICOPA, the Honorable Michael D. Ryan, a judge thereof, Respondent Judge, Doll Marie PEARSON; Mike Hill Miller; Susanne M. Schermerhorn; John Joseph Kempsey; Michael Kirk Nicholson; Dwayne A. Blevins; Joseph William Nessinger; Rudy Walker; Roger Tyrone Porter; Carlos Blevins; Herbert Allen Kempf; Robert Rivera Medina; Salvador Heredia; Dennis Owens; Jackie Wayne Epperson, Real Parties in Interest.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1, Department C.

Review Denied December 19, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Grant Woods, Attorney General by Paul J. McMurdie, Chief Counsel, Criminal Appeals Section, and Richard M. Romley, Maricopa County Attorney by Richard L. Nothwehr, Deputy County Attorney, Phoenix, for Petitioner.

Dean W. Trebesch, Public Defender by Barbara L. Spencer, Deputy Public Defender, Phoenix, for real party in interest Epperson.

Tonya J. McMath, Phoenix, for real party in interest C. Blevins.

Treasure L. VanDreumel, Phoenix, for remaining real parties in interest.


SULT, Judge.

The State of Arizona petitions this court for special action relief from a superior court order disqualifying the entire Maricopa County Attorney's Office ("MCAO") from prosecuting the fifteen defendants involved in this action as real parties in interest. By previous order we accepted jurisdiction because petitioner has no plain, speedy, or adequate remedy by appeal and because the issue raised is of statewide importance...

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