Expert testimony on behavior of domestic violence victims permitted, court rules; decision is just, says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner, director Family Law Dept.
By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Juries are entitled to hear from experts who can explain why domestic violence victims often forgive their attackers, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The justices rejected arguments by Mark Haskie Jr. that he did not get a fair trial because jurors heard from an […]Read More →
By Michael Kiefer | The Republic Arizona defense attorneys on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether state statutes give too much discretion to prosecutors to determine which murders deserve to be punished by a death penalty, and whether the inability of certain counties to fund capital trials violates the due process clause […]Read More →
By Gregg Jarrett | Fox News President Trump may soon issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the colorful former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty two weeks ago of criminal contempt for defying a state judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. In his final years as Maricopa County sheriff, Arpaio had […]Read More →
As demand for temporary workers soars, Labor Department cracks down on living conditions described as ‘horror show’ By Alejandro Lazo | The Wall Street Journal L MIRAGE, Ariz.— For the last two seasons, G Farms has depended on legal migrant workers to harvest potatoes, onions and watermelons growing in its fields on the outskirts of […]Read More →
By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying they are comfortable with their decision, members of the Board of Regents told Attorney General Mark Brnovich Thursday they have no plans to hike tuition for dreamers — at least not until the Supreme Court orders them to do it. In a letter […]Read More →
Indian Child Welfare Act harms Native American children through separate and unequal set of rules, new Goldwater Institute paper argues
Goldwater Institute Phoenix—A federal law intended to protect Native American children does more harm than good because its substandard rules deny them equal protection, a new Goldwater Institute paper explains. In the paper, Escaping the ICWA Penalty Box: In Defense of Equal Protection for Indian Children, Goldwater Institute Vice President for Litigation Timothy Sandefur delves into […]Read More →
REGIONAL NEWS for Aug. 10, 2017: New studies anticipate slowdown, disbursement of apartment construction as the market tops out.
Denver apartment-building frenzy nears end – slowdown predicted in 2018 New Mexico: That’s a wrap: Another record year for films Nevada: Tesla wants to test tech for self-driving semi-trucks California: Democratic Fight Is a Warning for the National Party Utah lights up rooftop solar proposal as Rocky Mountain Power negotiates with clean-energy advocatesRead More →
By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway have asked an appellate court panel to prevent blasting and further bridge construction in the Ahwatukee segment of the controversial thoroughfare. Stating that blasting “will permanently destroy valuable aspects of the environment,” lead plaintiffs Ahwatukee-based Protect Arizona’s Resources and Children and the […]Read More →
By Craig Harris | azcentral.com The state’s legal tab is nearing a half-million dollars to defend four former high-level Public Safety Personnel Retirement System employees who alleged wrongdoing over real estate investments and then were sued by Scottsdale-based Desert Troon, which managed those properties. The cost to taxpayers is expected to rise, as the 3-year-old […]Read More →
By Alexa Chryssovergis and Alia Beard Rau | The Republic A new state law making it tougher for residents to put issues on the ballot will take effect Wednesday, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge has ruled. But “it’s certainly a possibility” the ruling will be appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, said attorney Roopali […]Read More →