FILE - In this Thursday, May 28, 2015 file photo, the Touro Synagogue, the nation's oldest, stands in Newport, R.I. Rhode Island's attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation's oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and "overwhelming evidence" presented at trial and strips the Jewish community in Newport of the historic site. Democrat Peter Kilmartin filed papers Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, supporting a rehearing of the Touro Synagogue case at the appeals court in Boston.(AP
After the six-term sheriff was defeated in late 2016, he was convicted of criminal contempt of court for his acknowledged disobedience of a judge's 2011 order that barred his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Arpaio was accused of prolonging the patrols for 17 months to boost his successful 2012 re-election campaign.