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Dever: I have a right to defend myself in court

When a person is sued, it’s a given that they should be able to hire legal representation. When you’re an elected sheriff and the ACLU sues you, that need is even more imperative. However, an Oct. 15 article by Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jeremy Duda might give readers the impression that I don’t have that right.

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Reverend mulls plea after arrest for protesting SB1070

I was arrested July 29 for blocking a thoroughfare — demonstrating in the street – against the SB1070 law that went into effect that day. I went to Arizona with 120 Unitarian Universalist ministers at the request of colleagues serving there. We were being called to witness racial discrimination and cultural tension that surrounded the immigration issue. On Oct. 29, my name will be called at the Maricopa County Court in Phoenix and a judge will ask me how I plead.

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Waking up from an investment fraud nightmare

The financial crisis has not only battered home values and investment portfolios, it has exposed major investment frauds. Many of those schemes unraveled as the cash needed to keep the perpetrators afloat dried up and investors began demanding their money. Here’s one story about how attorneys in private practice and working at public agencies have successfully recovered investors’ losses.

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No good can come from pointing fingers and passing blame

This country has not seen such division since the Civil War and Vietnam. Issues such as health care, unemployment, illegal immigration and countless others have brought heated conversations to water coolers all over the country. Politicians are pointing fingers and passing blame, not taking responsibility for the challenges at hand.

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