Thursday afternoon, the Arizona Democratic Party and County Supervisor Steve Gallardo sued to stop the audit from taking place.
Friday morning, Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury held a hearing on the request for a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) to stop the audit. He ordered a "pause" over the weekend (until noon, Monday) IF the Democrats posted a $1M bond to cover damages if their case was thrown out. He ALSO ordered that the Senate/Ninjas produce their policies/procedures for conducting the audit and that they follow all state laws.
The State Senate filed an Emergency Special Action with the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn Judge Coury's "pause", among other things. The Democrats decided not to post the bond, so the "pause" was off the table and the audit could continue on Saturday and Monday morning.
This afternoon, Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick heard arguments on the Special Action. He took no action, praised Judge Coury's handling of the morning hearing, and ordered an updated pleading from the State Senate on Tuesday, responses on Wednesday, and a reply on Thursday. Either Justice Bolick - who is the "duty Justice" for the next week - or the entire Supreme Court will take it from there.
Here are the Special Action Petition, the Motion for Emergency Stay (mooted), and Justice Bolick's Order:
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