201611.11
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A Time to Unite in Gratitude

This week has been a rollercoaster for our nation—and whether you’re happy, sad, hopeful, or in despair, please take today to put aside whatever you’re feeling and remember that there is a large group of people who have given freely of themselves and deserve our unencumbered respect and thanks.  Today was first honored nearly one…

201610.31
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Trick or Treat!

It’s that time of year again. There’s a noticeable chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, people are trading in their tank tops and sandals for peacoats and boots.  Wait, who am I kidding?  The temperature dropped by about ten degrees, so okay, Arizona, I’ll give you that #desertlife.  Although we may not…

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…

201609.20
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Labor Day 2016

Here we go again! Revving up to celebrate another holiday most Americans know little to nothing about, but hey, a day’s break from labor? I’m in! Labor Day was actually declared a national holiday in 1894 after President Grover Cleveland failed to break up a massive railroad strike led by the American Railroad Union’s Eugene…

201607.20
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The Power of Science

Science. What does this word bring to your mind?  Maybe you think of test tubes and lab coats.  Maybe you imagine Albert Einstein and other brilliant, if eccentric individuals.  You see the double-helix from DNA, electrons clouding around a nucleus, microscopes showing organisms that are otherwise an invisible mystery. Amy Albritton’s life was dismantled by…