Drayton Witt of Tucson spent 10 years behind bars after being convicted in 2002 of shaking to death his girlfriend's 4-month old son, Steven Holt. And he likely would have served 10 more years for the murder of Steven had the Arizona Justice Project -- along with retired British pediatric neurosur ... More >>
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When Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, considered what former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio were doing back in 2009, Nazi Germany came to mind. At least, that's the implication in an article in this month's American Bar Association magazine, anyw ... More >>
The fight over SB 1070 is shaping up to be a legal battle for the ages, and today the American Bar Association joined in the melee.The ABA submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. District Court in Arizona recommending a preliminary injunction of SB 1070 until the law's constitutionality ca ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: American Bar Association Conference Protested to the Tune of the Village Peo ... More >>
Just read a pretty detailed piece in the American Bar Journal about the crazy goings-on in our county -- you know, the Joe Arpaio/Andy Thomas vs. Everyone Else show. It's called "The Maricopa Courthouse War -- An Arizona Showdown Over Populist Politics, Abuse of Power, and P ... More >>
How do deputy prosecutors sleep at night, when they are charged by their elected bosses to rack up as many warm bodies in prison as possible, to overlook exculpatory evidence, to cull only those facts from a case that lead to conviction, and ignore all others? Sure, it's their living. But after ... More >>
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The shoestring law firm of Bybee andShaw makes money by hounding debt collectors who make mistakes