201610.27
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Veterans Court in Scottsdale!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!  Those of you familiar with the work of our firm know that we have been working passionately and closely with members of the regional veteran’s court, various City of Phoenix criminal justice personnel, and groups sympathetic to veteran’s issues to persuade the City of Scottsdale to host its…

201610.07
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The Costs of Corruption

“Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.”  William Pitt One person’s actions affected 24,000 guilty convictions.  Annie Dookhan lied–for years.  She “tested” samples in her crime lab without checking the samples out of the evidence lockers; she…

201609.20
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Labor Day 2016

Here we go again! Revving up to celebrate another holiday most Americans know little to nothing about, but hey, a day’s break from labor? I’m in! Labor Day was actually declared a national holiday in 1894 after President Grover Cleveland failed to break up a massive railroad strike led by the American Railroad Union’s Eugene…

201607.20
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The Power of Science

Science. What does this word bring to your mind?  Maybe you think of test tubes and lab coats.  Maybe you imagine Albert Einstein and other brilliant, if eccentric individuals.  You see the double-helix from DNA, electrons clouding around a nucleus, microscopes showing organisms that are otherwise an invisible mystery. Amy Albritton’s life was dismantled by…

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Reflecting on the 4th of July

The 4th of July is right around the corner and for many of us, that means partaking in one of America’s great pastimes—fireworks.  Why do we celebrate with these rockets of firepower anyway?  Consider a letter written by John Adams.  Before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, he envisioned fireworks as a part of…