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Key Supreme Court Cases and Issues for the New Term

The most important and high-profile case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in the upcoming 2021-2022 term that begins in October revisits Roe v. Wade. There’s no way to overstate how important Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is, as this case has the potential to fundamentally rewrite the law of the land regarding abortion. Aside

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Governor Ducey Appoints Kathryn Hackett King To The Arizona Supreme Court

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Kathryn Hackett King, a member of the Arizona Board of Regents and University of Arizona College of Law graduate, to the Arizona Supreme Court. King brings a breadth of private and public experience to the bench, from her background in complex civil litigation to her work in

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Avenatti sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for extortion

A tearful, repentant Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer who once represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity. Avenatti, 50, rose to prominence by sparring publicly with Trump,

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Update to Original Press Release on June 7th, 2021 – Animal Control Impound Case

On July 1, 2021 our Animal Control Officers conducted follow up to the original investigation and requested the assistance of our Investigation’s Section in order to apply for a search warrant based on new information regarding animal cruelty in the 700 block of Prescott Heights Drive.  Detectives found probable cause to obtain a search warrant

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Bill Cosby freed from prison, his sex conviction overturned

Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and released him from prison Wednesday in a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America’s Dad,” ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to charge Cosby. Cosby, 83, flashed the V-for-victory sign to

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EXPLAINER: Why and when are companies criminally charged?

Lawyers representing former president Donald Trump’s company say they believe the Manhattan district attorney plans to ask a state grand jury to indict the Trump Organization in an investigation that involves fringe benefits paid to employees. They don’t expect Trump himself to face charges at this stage. Charging a corporate entity, rather than its top

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