Profits from seized property are paying for the latest update to a study of Arizona’s prison population that prosecutors use to argue Arizona’s sentencing laws are working appropriately.Read More »
Five police departments across Arizona have failed to file FBI hate crime reports every year since 2009, filings that help the Department of Justice, researchers and journalists track the ebb and flow of hate crimes across the country.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Justice is delving into massive problems that plagued Maricopa County during the presidential preference election.Read More »
The federal government is no longer investigating the Public Safety Personnel Retirement Fund for wrongdoing, the pension fund’s defense attorney said April 22.Read More »
Arizona's policy of denying thousands of Arizonans in a deferred action program access to driver's licenses is contrary to federal law, the Obama administration said today.Read More »
After a year of deliberation, a federal court has ruled that the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission doesn’t have to redraw any part of the state’s legislative districts.Read More »
To Jamie Balson, it seemed like prosecutors treated domestic violence victims more like a “tool” toward winning a conviction than the people they were.Read More »
Attorney General Eric Holder called on a group of states Tuesday to restore voting rights to ex-felons, part of a push to fix what he sees as flaws in the criminal justice system that have a disparate impact on racial minorities.Read More »
Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office were unable to agree on a recommended candidate to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it isn't making unconstitutional arrests.Read More »
When it comes to possession or use of marijuana, the United States Department of Justice will not focus on enforcement of federal marijuana laws where state laws allow it, a memo released today explains.
Marijuana law reform advocates declared it a victory and identified its broad implications for Arizona and other states.