AZ Central: A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed all of the civil lawsuits filed by Maricopa County officials and Superior Court judges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Judge Neil Wake on Friday gave the plaintiffs — retired judges Gary Donahoe, Barbara Rodriguez Mundell and Anna Baca; Supervisors Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox; and county employees Susan Schuerman, Sandi Wilson and Gary Wetzel — the opportunity to rewrite their complaints. But he warned them that he will not tolerate the melodrama and imprecise accusations that have characterized the political battles from which the lawsuits were generated.
“The parties are admonished that future pleadings shall be limited to concise recitations of relevant facts and law,” Wake wrote. “Language that is irrelevant, inflammatory, or included for an improper purpose will be stricken from future pleadings.”