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Maricopa County 2020 Election Could Bring Big Change to Mass Incarceration

This election season is bringing the Maricopa County Attorney position to the ballot. The incumbent Allister Adel is concerned with keeping the status quo. However, during her tenure she has implemented smaller necessary changes, such as the policy that would …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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AZ Ballot Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Criminal Sentencing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A potential Arizona ballot measure would allow leniency for judges when sentencing a defendant.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]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 …

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