by Jim Nintzel
Pima County Superior Court Judge Michael Miller has ruled that state law trumps the city of Tucson charter when it comes to having non-partisan, ward-only elections.
Republican Jonathan Paton pushed the law last year as a member of the state Senate.
The City of Tucson filed a suit claiming that the city should have the right to hold elections as it sees fit.
Here's a copy of Miller's ruling: C2009_7207_City_of_Tucson_v_State_Order_and_Judgment.pdf