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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. The 1964 case that changed …

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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 July. The holiday weekend saw …

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AZ Ballot Proposal Could Mean Big Changes in Criminal Sentencing

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 ability to cut the length of a sentence below the minimum sentence for any non-violent …

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ACLU Suing Maricopa County Sheriff Over Coronavirus in Jails

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The ACLU is suing the Maricopa County Sheriff over the lack of safety precautions in jails against SARS-CoV-2.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]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. The ACLU is suing the county …

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