No. 1 CA-CV 96-0255.

188 Ariz. 237 (1997)

934 P.2d 801

PHOENIX NEWSPAPERS, INC., and Randall Collier, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, STATE OF ARIZONA, Samuel A. Lewis and Michael Arra, Defendants-Appellees.

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

March 18, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Grant Woods, Attorney General by Charles S. Pierson, Assistant Attorney General, for Defendants-Appellees.

Morrison & Hecker by James F. Henderson, Tyler Q. Swensen, William P. French, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.



Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. and its reporter, Randall Collier, ("the Newspapers") appeal from the trial court's dismissal of their complaint and from an award of attorneys' fees.

In 1994, the Newspapers sought a declaratory judgment that the Arizona Department of Corrections ("ADOC") Director's Management Order 89-21 ("DMO 89-21") and the ADOC Internal Management Policy for "Release of Information to the News Media" unconstitutionally...

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