201907.03
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Punxsutawney Phil Is Predicting a Hot Fourth of July

Everyone’s favorite little furry pre-spring friend, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring this Groundhog Day, and it seems we were graced with springtime temperatures far past their expiration date.  For those of you (and I am sure there are not many) that have been diligently anticipating that summertime heat, fear not because it would appear…

201904.22
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Cannabis Be the Future?

Well, folks, it is finally here.  With the contemporary “reefer madness” showing no signs of slowing, the minds at Hound Labs, an Oakland based, scientific instrument research start-up, have recently released a marijuana breathalyzer machine!  Say what?!!  Yes, in all seriousness, this company states that it has developed a machine to detect marijuana use “within…

201901.22
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Look for the Stars

As we move through day 30 of the government shut down and a country divided, things seem pretty dark.  It can be easy to get lost in all the darkness that can surround our world, our country, and our personal lives every day.  Tune in to whatever medium you receive your daily news, and you…

201812.31
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Well, 2018…bye!

T-minus 12 hours and counting!  And what a year 2018 has been!  New Year’s Eve marks the last big celebration of the holiday season and can be just as stressful as its companion celebrations of the season—but you already survived Thanksgiving and Christmas, so let loose!  For some reason, we feel we must pay a…

201812.10
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Unlikely Allies for Criminal Defendants

A tale of two judges perceived to be polar opposites.  Sonya Sotomayor—the liberal Democratic nominee of the Obama administration and Neil Gorsuch—the conservative republican nominee of the Trump administration do not seem like likely allies.  When most of us envision Supreme Court justices hotly debating issues, we imagine a split largely down party lines.  After…

201811.20
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Gratitude, Turkeys, and Stress

Thanksgiving is a day for us to take stock of all the people and circumstances we can be grateful for in our day-to-day lives while simultaneously kicking off the holiday season (although it seems the holiday season now starts before Halloween, according to various retailers, who shall remain unnamed). To help you celebrate this year…

201811.12
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When Veterans Transition Out of One “War Zone” and into Another

Veterans Day is always an important day for us here at the office.  We strongly advocated for a Veterans court in Scottsdale modeled after the highly effective and successful Phoenix Veterans Court.  We have written extensively on the unique challenges veterans face and how services for veterans can be grossly inadequate.  When veterans do not…