409 ABA Journal Arizona articles.

Arizona Summit loses accreditation approval, which may be a first for an operating law school
Accreditation approval has been withdrawn for Arizona Summit Law School, the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar announced last week.
How one court preserves judicial independence through strong intergovernmental relations
When I meet other judges within the American Bar Association, we invariably start comparing our positions, appointment processes and possible political influences. When I explain that I am an appointed presiding judge of a city court, they frequently ask how our process works and how I avoid being involved in political considerations in setting fines or establishing processes.
Police identify divorce litigant believed to have killed 2 paralegals and 4 others
Police in Arizona have identified divorce litigant Dwight Lamon Jones as the suspect who killed six people in the Phoenix area before he fatally shot himself Monday morning at an extended-stay hotel in Scottsdale.
Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’

In late December, federal Magistrate Judge David Duncan waved an iPad in front of his Phoenix courtroom, enraged. He had just read a local news article suggesting that the Arizona…

Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

Joe Arpaio announces bid for US Senate seat from Arizona

Joe Arpaio, the 85-year-old former lawman pardoned by President Donald Trump just weeks after being convicted for contempt of court, is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona.

Federal judge upholds former Sheriff Arpaio’s pardon and dismisses contempt case
A federal judge in Arizona has dismissed the guilty verdict in the contempt case against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio while reserving judgment on whether all former rulings in the case should be vacated.
Hispanics still treated differently during traffic stops in county once policed under Arpaio: audit

The likelihood of Hispanics being stopped and searched by sheriff’s deputies in Maricopa County, Arizona, is still significantly greater than that for whites according to an audit by criminal justice…

Nevada plans to use fentanyl in upcoming execution

Nearly a year ago, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier asked to be executed, telling a state court judge he would forego his appeals. A doctor deemed Dozier, who was…

Ethics: Innocence Awareness

Prosecuting attorneys are supposed to be ministers of justice and, as a result, have enhanced ethical obligations. The ABA included enhanced duties in its Model Rules of Professional Conduct requiring prosecutors to reveal information about a wrongful conviction. Now, some states are extending this duty beyond prosecutors to all attorneys.


Trump pardons former sheriff Arpaio less than a month after his contempt conviction
Updated: President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio on Friday night, less than a month after the former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff was found guilty of contempt of court for violating a federal judge’s order to stop detaining citizens based only on a suspicion they were in the country illegally.
Trump ‘seriously’ thinking of pardon for convicted sheriff Arpaio
President Donald Trump may pardon Joe Arpaio, the high-profile former Arizona sheriff convicted of criminal contempt in July after he ignored a judge’s order to stop detaining people he suspected were undocumented immigrants.
Reduction in law school applications result in favorable upsides for some

Law school applications have dropped precipitously in the face of a weak job market and questions about the future for legal employment, according to U.S. News & World Report,…

Former partner suspended for bogus billing after associate had reported him
An Arizona lawyer has agreed to a two-year suspension after an associate at his former law firm voiced concerns about billing for work that was never done.
Former Sheriff Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt for defying court order on immigration
Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, has been found guilty of contempt of court for violating a federal judge’s order to stop detaining citizens based only on a suspicion they were in the country illegally.

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