Professor Travis Pratt's affair with a graduate student didn't work out so well. The criminal-justice expert has agreed to settle the student's lawsuit at the end of this month. He and his wife are no longer married. And he was fired from Arizona State University -- on Valentine's Day.
You could say Russell Pearce beat the lawsuit (for now), but lost his career. Today, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone sided with recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce, finding that Pearce did not violate the constitutional rights of Phoenix activist Sal Reza wh ... More >>
A former doctoral student says in a federal lawsuit that she was harassed and forced to leave an Arizona State University criminal-justice program after a soured love affair with a married professor. Tasha Kunzi filed the suit yesterday against the Arizona Board of Regents, Professor Travis Pratt a ... More >>
While recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce was away in D.C. (likely on Judicial Watch's dime) preparing for his big day before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and, later, to hear oral arguments on Senate Bill 1070 before the U.S. Supreme Court, a different court here in Sand Land w ... More >>
Humiliated 12-point loser and ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce figures the rules don't apply to him. That's been a life-long pattern, from the shenanigans that got him fired from his post as head of the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles to the sham candidacy of Olivia Cortes in last ... More >>
Uriel GarciaStephen Montoya (left) and Sal Reza at a press conference Tuesday announcing the lawsuit filed against Senate President Russell Pearce.Pro-immigrant activist Sal Reza, leader of the Phoenix human-rights group Puente, announced Tuesday that he's suing state Senate President Russell Pea ... More >>
Sal Reza and lawyer Stephen Montoya, takin' Sheriff Joe to court Phoenix civil rights activist Salvador Reza filed suit two days ago in federal court against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and several high-ranking Arpaio henchmen over Reza's false arrest on July 30 by a pack of MCSO ... More >>
Reza in court after his false arrest and imprisonment on July 30 I recently obtained paperwork related to the MCSO's July 30 arrest of Phoenix civil rights leader Salvador Reza. The file is chock full of absurd, asinine attempts by the sheriff's office to deflect criticism ... More >>
Attorney Stephen Montoya (center) with Phoenix police officer David Salgado (left) and CPLC President Edmundo Hidalgo (right) With the cries of demonstrators on both sides of the SB 1070 debate reverberating inside the steamy glass cage of Phoenix's Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthous ... More >>
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A NEW ARIZONA LAW DENIES PRESCHOOL SERVICES TO THE CHILDREN OF UNDOCUMENTED RESIDENTS--EVEN IF THE KIDS ARE U.S. CITIZENS