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…

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…

201610.27
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Veterans Court in Scottsdale!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!  Those of you familiar with the work of our firm know that we have been working passionately and closely with members of the regional veteran’s court, various City of Phoenix criminal justice personnel, and groups sympathetic to veteran’s issues to persuade the City of Scottsdale to host its…

201610.07
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The Costs of Corruption

“Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.”  William Pitt One person’s actions affected 24,000 guilty convictions.  Annie Dookhan lied–for years.  She “tested” samples in her crime lab without checking the samples out of the evidence lockers; she…

201609.30
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Going the Distance for Vets

Maybe you think we sound like a broken record, but when we hear about amazing ways that Veterans Courts are helping change lives locally and in other states, we want that for all of the veterans in our community, regardless of where they live or where their charges were filed.  From Phoenix to North Carolina…

201511.06
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Turning Our Focus to Problem-Solving

Last weekend, approximately 6,000 non-violent inmates were to be released from federal prisons across the nation, reigniting a discussion about our justice system and how we, as a nation, address the crime we face on a daily basis.  While every new politician proclaims an increasing need to be “tough on crime,” we should take a…