- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are again urging a judge to disqualify himself from a 7-year-old racial profiling case against the lawman.

The sheriff’s attorneys say in court records Monday that U.S. District Judge Murray Snow should take himself off the case because questions he posed during an April contempt of court hearing in the profiling case have created the appearance of judicial bias.

Arpaio’s lawyers zeroed in questions Snow posed about secret investigation done on Arpaio’s behalf that examined a statement allegedly made by the judge’s wife.

She’s reported to have said the judge didn’t want Arpaio to win re-election, though it’s not clear whether she ever made such a comment.

The opposing attorneys have asked Snow to reject Arpaio’s proposal and called it a delay tactic.

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