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Arizona’s Judges Are Overwhelmingly White Men. What Does That Mean for Defendants?

The Arizona Advocacy Foundation report shows Arizona judges don’t represent those they serve. A new report shows that Arizona’s judges are overwhelmingly white men—a vast overrepresentation compared to the state’s increasingly diverse population. Approximately 91% of judges are white, and 66% are men, according to the 2021 report from the Arizona Advocacy Foundation.  Only six...

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Biden’s Next Big Challenge: How to Deal With Trump’s Takeover of the Courts

“If somebody believes they are a victim of discrimination in their workplace, the final say on whether our civil rights laws are properly enforced is a lower court judge,” Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Justice, told COURIER.

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Where A Juvenile Commits A Crime Can Determine Their Fate

For every child who enters the juvenile justice system, the outcome can vary widely, depending on where the case is heard and the offense is committed.

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Senators Say Barrett Left Questions Unanswered. McSally Called Her ‘a Gift to America.’

Senate Republicans moved to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court at breakneck speed after the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Justice Ginsburg's passing this month has women activists thinking about how to best continue her legacy (Graphic by Desirée Tapia for COURIER)
Not Giving Up: Three Women Activists on Remaining Undeterred in the Fight for Equality After RBG

Women activists working on behalf of immigration reform, period equity, and more share how they're fighting to keep Ginsburg’s legacy alive.

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Maricopa County Attorney Declines to Charge Dion Johnson’s Killer

Johnson was killed by a state trooper who found him sleeping in his vehicle, which was parked at the top of an on-ramp on Loop 101.

The Supreme Court pick will impact Latinos for generaations.
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Will Impact Latinos for Generations. Here’s Why You Need to Pay Attention.

The court is now split between five conservative jurists and three liberal justices. Whoever fills Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacancy will affect the makeup of the Supreme Court.