Fight to remain silent: People often waive Miranda rights, experts say
Academics and attorneys who estimate that people waive their Miranda rights as much as 80 percent of the time – or even more often, according to some experts.
Eleven lawyers seek slots on state Supreme Court
Just 11 lawyers have applied to be one of the two new justices that Gov. Doug Ducey will select for the Arizona Supreme Court.
New State Bar section delves into religious freedom and the law
Two underlying forces are at work behind a new section of the State Bar of Arizona on the intersection of religious liberty and the law.
Bills to weaken the State Bar draw extended debate
The House put in extra time and debate on a couple of seemingly inconspicuous bills aimed at weakening the State Bar of Arizona.
Energy commission creates $130,000 position to help with legal issues
The Arizona Corporation Commission has hired a new attorney to deal with ethical issues and handle public records requests.
Committee to explore future of State Bar of Arizona
The committee’s formation comes after another legislative session in which lawmakers tried to dismantle the State Bar of Arizona, which regulates lawyers.
Appeals court rejects lawyers’ illegal discrimination claims against Arizona
Arizona has a legal right to discriminate against attorneys from other states who do not let lawyers from here automatically practice there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Monday marks deadline in racial profiling case
Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office face a Monday deadline for recommending who should be appointed to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it isn't making unconstitutional arrests.
Investigators must tread lightly while following paper trail of attorney
Agents with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office had a sticky problem when they walked out of lobbyist Gary Husk’s office on Jan. 27, 2012, with documents and computer data seized as evidence.
$7.3M in fees sought in Arizona sheriff profile case
Attorneys who won a racial-profiling lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office are asking a judge to order that the county pay them $7.3 million in fees.
Process takes ‘too long’
Horne considers legal action in attempt to speed up death penalty casesThe 11 convicted killers Arizona has executed since 2010 spent an average of 22 years on death row. Attorney General Tom Horne thinks that is too long. He also thinks suing the federal government will speed up the process, but others say that a successful lawsuit would bring few or no gains because Arizona lacks crimin[...]
Senators advance bill to raise campaign contribution limits
The debate over whether to raise Arizona’s traditional campaign contribution limits may ultimately end up in court, but enough state senators ere convinced Tuesday that adjusting contribution limits for individuals and political action committees does not require a three-quarter vote.