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AZ Federal Judge Upholds Child Abuse ‘Black List’
A Maricopa County federal judge dismissed a legal challenge to Arizona's Department of Child Safety's new child abuse blacklist policy. Recently, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed the New Civil Liberties Alliance's challenge to the Arizona Department of Child Safety's child abuse registry. This database provides a digital collection...
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Could Recreational Marijuana Revenue Help Arizona’s Pandemic Recovery?
Recreational marijuana tax revenue has proven to be "pandemic proof" in other states, is it time for Arizona to legalize it to spur economic recovery? With the COVID pandemic still in full swing across the country, tax revenue streams are dwindling in the state of Arizona. In order to fund...
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Too Many Youth Are Being Charged as Adults
With the annual number of minors being charged as adults at 76,000, it is clear that change is needed. Over the past 12 years, the number of youths being charged as adults has dropped 70%. While this change has been incredible, there is still room for improvement. Most of these...
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Arizona’s Potential Marijuana Legalization Stirs Up Mixed Feelings
Arizona Proposition 207 to legalize marijuana is now on the ballots, making AZ a new battleground for marijuana legalization. Arizona is taking the national spotlight in the fight for marijuana legalization for this upcoming 2020 election. Prop 207, if passed, would legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Arizona. According...
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Arizona Police Departments Enlist Brady List Officers
ABC 15 goes investigates AZ police departments with Brady List officers and the damage they have done. Since the 1963 Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland, police departments have been required to publicly disclose any misconduct performed by of their officers. These disclosed lists been been called "Brady Lists" and...
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Maricopa County Attorney Pulls Back Anti-Adoption Policy
Maricopa County reverses a 5 year old policy that outsourced legal support for gay couples going through the adoption process. Since the United States officially recognized gay marriage in 2015, there has been policies put in place in states and counties across the country to hinder gay rights. Maricopa County...
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Remembering Landmark AZ Case to Give Minors the Right to Legal Counsel
Remembering Landmark AZ Case to Give Minors the Right to Legal Counsel
Reflecting on the anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court case brings appreciation but also the revelation more change needs to happen. Most people would not know that up until 1967, minors were not guaranteed the right to legal counsel. They were not afforded the same legal rights as an adult....
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Arizona Sees Big Decline in DUI Cases Over July 4th Weekend
Arizona Sees Big Decline in DUI Cases Over July 4th Weekend
The COVID epidemic has taken drivers off the road for the 4th of July, leading to less traffic stops and DUI arrests. As Arizona has become a hot spot of the COVID-19 epidemic, it was expected to a much smaller number of drivers on the roads for the 4th of...
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AZ Ballot Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Criminal Sentencing
AZ Ballot Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Criminal Sentencing
A potential Arizona ballot measure would allow leniency for judges when sentencing a defendant. A ballot measure that could reverse a 1970's era Arizona state law is creating quite the buzz. Why is it so important? It would give judges the ability to cut the length of a sentence below...
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ACLU Suing Maricopa County Sheriff Over Coronavirus in Jails
The ACLU is suing the Maricopa County Sheriff over the lack of safety precautions in jails against SARS-CoV-2. Since May 29th, confirmed cases of COVID have increased 5,000% in Maricopa County jails. This is clearly due to the lack of safety precautions being taken by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department....
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