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…

201810.31
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Trick-or-Treat!

It’s that magical time of year again, a bit of mischief before the season of thanks and gift-giving officially begins.  Halloween is a favorite of adults and children alike and provides an entire season of tantalizing fun should one choose to indulge.  Halloween as we know it comes from the ancient Celtic tradition festival of…

201810.26
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A Higher Education for #MeToo?

If you have not been living under a rock and are on at least one social media platform, you should remember October 15, 2017—a little over a year ago, where two small words flooded your newsfeed.  #MeToo.  Many responded with their own stories of sexual harassment and assault, and there seemed to be an outpouring…

201703.02
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What’s On Deck, Legally?

Springtime—it’s our favorite time of year in the Valley of the Sun, filled with spring training games, music festivals, and this year, the NCAA basketball finals!  It’s also a time for fresh changes and new ideas, and our Arizona state legislators are busy trying to make decisions on proposed amendments to our laws.  As criminal…

201612.23
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Don’t Let Your Holiday Get Scrooged!

Season’s greetings to everyone who will be driving on the I-10 near downtown Phoenix or between Phoenix and Tucson: welcome to the “zero tolerance” zone.  Going two miles over the speed limit with your family of carolers fa-la-la-la-la-ing in the back seat while you head to your brother’s house?  Ticket.  Your grandma uses the carpool…