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November 12, 2014

  • Arizona Legal Cases  |   Video
    • Three Arizona legal cases have made the news lately, two dealing with immigration and a third with voting rights. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the cases.

August 18, 2014

  • E-Cigarette Smoking Bans  |   Video
    • In 2006, Arizona voters passed a ban on smoking in public places. As electronic cigarettes grow more popular, questions are being raised as to whether those smoking devices are included in the ban. Attorney Pavneet Singh Uppal of Fisher and Phillips will discuss the gray areas when it comes to banning e-cigarette use in public places.

July 24, 2014

  • Drones  |   Video
    • Drones are expected to be more and more a part of our everyday lives. Attorney James Arrowood of the Frutkin law firm in Scottsdale will discuss the future use of drones and laws and regulations that can help protect us from possible drone abuse.

May 22, 2014

  • Wrong-Way Drivers  |   Video
    • In a recent six-day period, there were three fatal wrong-way accidents in the Phoenix area. That alarmed state officials, who are meeting to address the issue. Rob Samour, the senior deputy state engineer for the Arizona Department of Transportation, and Bart Graves, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, will discuss efforts to reduce the number of wrong-way crashes.

March 27, 2014

  • Unions Allowed for College Athletes  |   Video
    • The National Labor Relations Board has decided that college athletes at private schools are employees, and can therefore can unionize. Stanley Lubin, a Phoenix labor attorney, will discuss the legalities of the issue.

February 4, 2014

  • Arizona Highway and Safety Laws  |   Video
    • The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has released its 2014 Roadmap of State Highways and Safety Laws and Arizona was ranked among the worst states. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will talk about what progress Arizona has made in passing new highway safety laws and the need for more legislation.

January 15, 2014

  • Same-sex Marriage Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Four same-sex Arizona couples have filed a suit against Arizona’s law that restricts marriage to opposite-sex couples. Shawn Aiken, the plaintiff’s attorney, will talk about the suit.

December 3, 2013

  • Uninvestigated Child Abuse Cases  |   Video
    • The story of six-thousand child abuse cases not investigated continues to develop, with the Governor forming a “CARE Team” to provide oversight in the investigation of those cases. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts, who writes extensively on the issue of child abuse, talks about the latest development.

December 2, 2013

  • School Funding Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Some charter school students and their families are asking that the Arizona Court of Appeals reverse a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling from last April that upheld the current funding system for K-12 schools. Those filing the suit say that system gives much more money per pupil to traditional public school students. The plantiff’s attorney, Korey Langhofer, and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, will discuss the case and school funding for charter and traditional public schools.

November 19, 2013

  • Exculpatory Evidence  |   Video
    • The Arizona Supreme Court issued new rules last week that require attorneys to reveal evidence that could prove the innocence of a criminal defendant. Executive Director of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council Elizabeth Ortiz, and Keith Swisher, a defense attorney, discuss the issue.
  • Arizona Stand Your Ground Law  |   Video
    • A forum will be held Saturday, November 23 at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on Arizona’s Stand Your Ground Law. The law came into focus in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. State Representatives John Kavanagh and Martin Quezada will discuss the future of Arizona’s Stand Your Ground Law at the forum, and will debate the law on Arizona Horizon.

November 18, 2013

  • Distracted Driving  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Public Safety announced plans to crack down on drivers who text or use their phones while driving. Linda Gorman of AAA Arizona will discuss what this means for Arizona drivers.

October 28, 2013

  • Prosecutorial Misconduct  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic has looked at past death penalty cases in Arizona since 2002, and found that prosecutorial misconduct was alleged in 42 of the 82 cases. Arizona Republic reporter Michael Kiefer, who has been working on the series, will discuss the issue.

October 14, 2013

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its session. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the big cases expected this session.

October 10, 2013

  • Voter Registration  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued a legal opinion this week that says those who register to vote in Arizona using a federal form can only vote in federal elections, while those who register to vote using a state form can vote in all elections. His opinion comes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires Arizona to allow people to register to vote using a federal or state form. Horne and Alessandra Soler of the Arizona ACLU will discuss his legal opinion.

September 24, 2013

  • Campaign Finance Lawsuit  |   Video
    • An Arizona Supreme Court ruling allowing higher limits on campaign contributions in Arizona is being appealed to the Court of Appeals. The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission has filed the appeal, claiming that the new law allowing higher contributions violates the Voter Protection Act. Tom Collins, Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, and Arizona House Speaker Pro Tempore J.D. Mesnard, will debate the new law.

September 4, 2013

  • DOJ decision on Recreational Marijuana  |   Video
    • The Justice Department has announced it won’t file suit against states that allow recreational marijuana use. Criminal defense attorney Bruce Feder will discuss the DOJ’s decision.

September 2, 2013

  • Glendale Casino  |   Video
    • A federal judge issued a ruling that’s another win for the proposed Glendale Casino. The judge said that Arizona’s gaming compact does not ban more casinos from opening in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier of the law firm Snell and Wilmer will talk about the ruling.

August 12, 2013

  • Drug Sentencing Changes  |   Video
    • U.S. Attorney Eric Holder is proposing changes to lower-level drug charges, aimed at reducing the federal prison population. Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton will discuss the proposed change

July 30, 2013

  • Glendale Open Meeting Investigation  |   Video
    • The State Attorney General’s office is investigating possible open-meeting law violations by the Glendale City Council. Glendale City Attorney Nick DiPiazza will discuss the allegations.

July 29, 2013

  • Stand Your Ground Law  |   Video
    • Arizona’s law that allows you to defend yourself against a deadly threat was expanded a few years ago to let you “stand your ground” when outside your home instead of having to retreat. Recently, Arizona Senator John McCain called for state lawmakers to revise the law in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting. State Senator Steve Gallardo and State Representative John Kavanagh will debate Arizona’s Stand Your Ground law.

July 23, 2013

  • HOA Laws Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Several bills making changes to Homeowner Association laws in Arizona were approved by the state legislature this past session. The HOA bills were tacked onto election law bills. Critics say that violates the single-subject rule, which prohibits placing multiple topics into one bill. The Center for Law in the Public Interest has filed suit against the new HOA laws. Attorney Tim Hogan of the center will talk about the lawsuit.

July 22, 2013

  • Campaign Contribution Limits  |   Video
    • State lawmakers passed a law that raises campaign contribution limits ten-fold. That law is now being challenged in court. The suit says the law violates the state’s Voter Protection Act, which prohibits lawmakers from making substantial changes to laws approved by voters. Louis Hoffman, a commissioner from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission will discuss the suit, along with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

July 9, 2013

  • Voting Laws Referendum  |   Video
    • A referendum has been filed to try and overturn new voter laws approved by the state legislature. The Protect Your Right to Vote Committee has until September 12 to collect 86,405 valid signatures to put the laws on hold until the November 2014 general election. The new laws make it much tougher for third parties to get on the ballot, will tighten up rules on early voter lists and will make it harder for someone else to take your ballot to a polling place. Barry Hess of the Libertarian Party and former gubernatorial candidate will discuss the referendum on new voter laws, along with Tim Sifert of the Arizona Republican Party.

July 8, 2013

  • Glendale Casino  |   Video
    • A federal judge recently issued a ruling that’s another win for the proposed Glendale Casino. The judge said that Arizona’s gaming compact does not ban more casinos from opening in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier of the law firm Snell and Wilmer will talk about the latest ruling.
  • Impact of Voting Rights Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled against a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That provision required some states, including Arizona, to get pre-clearance from the federal government for changes in election laws. The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission draws maps for congressional and legislative districts. Joe Kanefield, an attorney for the commission, will talk about the impact of the ruling on the commission.

July 1, 2013

  • Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • From same-sex marriage to voting rights, the United States Supreme Court released some blockbuster rulings in its final few weeks in session. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will analyze the big rulings.

June 26, 2013

  • Same-Sex Marriage Cases  |   Video
    • More blockbuster rulings from the United States Supreme Court today. In a ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, the court said that legally-married same sex couples could not be denied federal benefits. In the Proposition 8 case out of California, the court decided that private parties had no legal right to defend the measure, which banned gay marriages. In separate interviews, Jim Campbell of Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, a co-counsel on the prop 8 case, and Rebecca Wininger of Equality Arizona, will talk about the rulings.

June 24, 2013

  • Immigration Reform Process  |   Video
    • The United States Senate is considering what could become the first comprehensive immigration reform law in decades, but such controversial legislation encounters procedural pitfalls along a path to potential success. Patrick Kenney, Dean of the Arizona State University School of Social Sciences and a political science professor, will discuss the bill’s path to becoming law.

June 18, 2013

  • Voter Registration Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled that part of an Arizona voter registration law violates the constitution. The court held that Arizona can require proof of citizenship when registering to vote using a state form, but cannot require the same proof when using a federal form. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the head of elections for Arizona, will discuss the impact of the ruling on voting.

June 17, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration Law  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling today that said an Arizona voter registration law is unconstitutional. The court ruled the state cannot require people who register to vote to provide proof of citizenship when using a federal form, but can require that proof if they register using a state form. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about the ruling.
  • Arpaio Racial Profiling Update  |   Video
    • A hearing was held Friday by a federal judge who ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office was racially profiling Latinos. At the hearing, lawyers who filed the racial profiling lawsuit were expected to ask for more training for officers, better record keeping for traffic stops and a monitor to make sure the racial profiling stops. Arizona Republic Reporter JJ Hensley will give us an update.
  • DNA Patent Ruling  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court ruled last week that companies cannot patent naturally occurring DNA, but can patent synthetic DNA. Gary Marchant of the Arizona State University College of Law. will talk about the ruling.

May 28, 2013

  • Glendale Casino Legalities  |   Video
    • A proposed casino in Glendale has been challenged in court several times, and each time has beaten those challenges. Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier of the law firm Snell and Wilmer will talk about the legal challenges the casino has faced and explain the laws regulating casinos.

May 22, 2013

  • Abortion Ban Ruling  |   Video
    • The ninth circuit court of appeals struck down an Arizona law which bans abortions after 20 weeks. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender talks about the ruling.

April 30, 2013

  • Union Work Time Ruling  |   Video
    • A judge issued an injunction that stops Phoenix police officers from doing union work while on the job. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, a police union, says it will fight the injunction that was issued after a lawsuit by the Goldwater Institute. Clint Bolick, the lead attorney for Goldwater, will discuss the issue along with Mark Spencer, the Southwest Project Coordinator for Judicial Watch.

April 22, 2013

  • Transparent Medical Pricing  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have required hospitals and other medical providers to list prices for common medical procedures. The Arizona Senate has revived the bill. Senator Nancy Barto, sponsor of the bill, will talk about her measure. Pete Wertheim, of the Arizona Hospital Association, will speak in opposition to the bill.

April 17, 2013

  • Immigration Bill  |   Video
    • A new comprehensive immigration bill was released Wednesday. Phoenix Immigration Attorney Regina Jefferies will talk about the provisions of the bill.

April 8, 2013

  • Bisbee Civil Unions Ordinance  |   Video
    • The Bisbee City Council has approved an ordinance allowing same-sex civil unions in the southeastern Arizona city. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says that is unconstitutional, and has threatened to take the issue to court. Horne and attorney Tim Nelson will discuss the legality of the ordinance.

March 27, 2013

  • Gay Marriage Cases  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has oral arguments scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday for cases that could lead to a landmark decision on gay marriage. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will discuss the cases.

March 26, 2013

  • New Early Voter Bills  |   Video
    • Bills that allow a purge of the permanent early voter lists and that would restrict who can turn in ballots for others are said to be aimed at voter suppression. Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez and State Senator Steve Gallardo will discuss the bills.

March 18, 2013

  • Arizona Voter Registration Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on an Arizona law Monday that requires proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will give us analysis of the court’s arguments.

March 14, 2013

  • Medicaid Expansion Bill  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has introduced a bill to expand Arizona’s health coverage for the poor to include 300,000 more people. Hear the pros and cons of the idea. Representative John Kavanagh will speak about the cons of the bill.

March 13, 2013

  • Sheriff Arpaio Recall Update  |   Video
    • A group trying to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has gathered 120,000 signatures, so far. The group, Respect Arizona, needs to gather 335,000 valid signatures by May 30 to get the recall on the ballot. Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts will talk about the effort.

March 12, 2013

  • Bills to Change Public Unions  |   Video
    • Several bills that would make changes to public unions are making progress through the state legislature. Senator Rick Murphy, sponsor of the bills, and Senator Steve Gallardo will discuss the pros and cons of the bills.

March 7, 2013

  • Miranda Warning Anniversary  |   Video
    • The 50th anniversary of one of the most famous arrests in American history is happening in March. On March 13th, 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested for rape, kidnapping and robbery in Phoenix without being informed of any of his rights. That led to a United States Supreme Court ruling requiring all being arrested to be read their “Miranda Rights.” Arizona State University adjunct law professor Gary Stuart, who’s written a book about the case, will talk about the history of the Miranda Warning.

March 5, 2013

  • Guns in Schools  |   Video
    • State Senator Rich Crandall has proposed a bill to allow rural teachers or administrators who meet certain requirements to carry concealed firearms, if approved by the school’s governing board. Senator Crandall and Senator Leah Landrum Taylor will discuss the pros and cons of the measure.
  • Voting Rights Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on an Alabama case that could overturn a key provision of the 1965 voting rights act. Civil rights advocates have called that provision the “hammer” and “heart” of federal efforts to protect minority voting rights. Arizona State University Law Professor Paul Bender will tell us more about the case.

February 5, 2013

  • Election System Reform  |   Video
    • Several bills have been introduced to reform Arizona’s election system. Senator Michele Reagan and Representative Chad Campbell will discuss their bills.

January 22, 2013

  • School Safety Legislation  |   Video
    • Republican State Senator Rich Crandall and Democratic State Representative Chad Campbell discuss their different approaches to gun and school safety legislation.

October 4, 2012

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Paul Bender provides a preview of key cases the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing during its new term that started this week.

August 22, 2012

  • Arizona Laws Challenged in Court  |   Video
    • Legal challenges to the “Papers Please” section of SB 1070 and the Arizona Legislature’s sweep of $50 million from a mortgage settlement fund were heard in court this week. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services talks about the hearings and explains what the cases are all about.

August 8, 2012

  • Medical Marijuana Legal Concerns  |   Video
    • This week the State Health Department held a lottery for applicants wanting to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona. 97 of 433 applicants were awarded dispensary registration certificates, but it’s unclear if they’ll ever get to open for business. Attorney General Tom Horne has issued an opinion that the State’s medical marijuana law is preempted by federal law. Hear from Horne and Andrew Myers who managed Arizona’s Prop 203 (medical marijuana initiative) campaign.

August 2, 2012

  • MCSO Racial Profiling Trial  |   Video
    • Testimony ended today at the federal trial accusing the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of racial profiling. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley and Scott Halverson, a defense and civil rights attorney, offer their observations of the trial and lawsuit, which they have been following closely.
  • New Arizona Laws  |   Video
    • Capitol Media Services reporter Howard Fischer talks about some of the new State laws that take effect today.

August 1, 2012

  • New Arizona Booster Seat Law  |   Video
    • Starting August 2, Arizona law requires children riding in a motor vehicle to be seated in a child restraint system, such as a booster seat, until their 8th birthday or until they’re at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. AAA Arizona spokesperson Linda Gorman discusses the new law.

July 25, 2012

  • Arizona Abortion Law Hearing  |   Video
    • A federal judge in Phoenix heard testimony Wednesday on a legal challenge to a new Arizona law, set to go into effect August 2nd, that bans abortions after 20 weeks. Capitol Media Services reporter Howard Fischer describes what was said during and after the hearing.

July 18, 2012

  • Racial Profiling Lawsuit  |   Video
    • JJ Hensley of the Arizona Republic provides an overview of the racial profiling lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office that goes to trial Thursday, July 19th.

June 28, 2012

  • Supreme Court Ruling: Affordable Care Act  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Andy Hessick explains the High Court’s rationale for finding the Affordable Care Act constitutional.
  • Health Care Reform  |   Video
    • Former AHCCCS director Dr. Leonard Kirschner and Dr. Daniel Lieberman, a Phoenix neurosurgeon, share their views on ObamaCare and what it will mean for Arizonans with and without health insurance.

June 25, 2012

  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: SB 1070 - Legal  |   Video
    • ASU law professors Paul Bender and Carissa Hessick and immigration attorney Regina Jefferies provide legal analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070. Plus, State Representative John Kavanagh and former state lawmakers/political consultant John Loredo talk about the opinion and the politics of enforcing SB 1070 moving forward.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: SB 1070 - Political  |   Video
    • ASU law professors Paul Bender and Carissa Hessick and immigration attorney Regina Jefferies provide legal analysis of the Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070. Plus, State Representative John Kavanagh and former state lawmakers/political consultant John Loredo talk about the opinion and the politics of enforcing SB 1070 moving forward.

June 21, 2012

  • Legal Briefs: Executive Privilege & Supreme Court Opinions  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender, an expert in constitutional law, explains “executive privilege”, a power President Obama invoked this week to avoid turning over to Congress certain Justice Department documents related to the botched anti-gun smuggling operation known as “Fast and Furious”. And, as the nation awaits U.S. Supreme court rulings on SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, Bender explains the High Court’s process for issuing opinions.

June 19, 2012

  • Lawsuit to Stop Glendale/Phoenix Coyotes Deal  |   Video
    • The Goldwater Institute is seeking to invalidate the City of Glendale’s arena lease deal with a prospective buyer of the Phoenix Coyotes. Goldwater attorney Carrie Ann Sitren talks about the outcome of today’s hearing.

June 4, 2012

  • SB 1070 lawsuit  |   Video
    • A hearing was held in another lawsuit looking to overturn the state’s immigration law, SB 1070. It’s a separate case from the one being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court right now. Plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge in Phoenix to grant them class action status in fighting the law. Dan Pochoda, Legal Director for the ACLU of Arizona, discusses the case on Arizona Horizon.

May 30, 2012

  • Smoke-Free Arizona Act  |   Video
    • In 2006, Arizona voters passed an initiative that prohibits smoking in most public places. We take a look at the impact of the Smoke-Free Arizona Act five years after it went into effect. Guests include Bill Pfeiffer, President and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Southwest and Harmony Duport who is responsible for enforcing the Act for the Arizona Department of Health Services.

May 21, 2012

  • Agreement in Lawsuit Over Services for the Seriously Mentally Ill  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer and plaintiffs in the 1981 Arnold v. Sarn lawsuit have signed a 2-year agreement that creates a framework for improving services for people who have serious mental illnesses. Dr. Laura Nelson, Director of the Division of Behavioral Health for the Arizona Department of Health Services, and plaintiffs’ attorney Anne Ronan discuss details of the agreement.
  • Arnold v. Sarn Lawsuit History  |   Video
    • Mental Health Attorney Charles “Chick” Arnold explains how his name became associated with the class action lawsuit Arnold v. Sarn. Filed in 1981, the lawsuit seeks to force the State of Arizona to provide the community-based system of care for individuals with serious mental illnesses that is promised in state statute.

April 25, 2012

  • Arizona v. United States: SB 1070 Supreme Court Arguments  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender offers his legal analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Arizona v. United States. Governor Jan Brewer appealed the case to the High Court after lower courts prevented key parts of Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law from taking effect.

April 19, 2012

  • Ninth Circuit Ruling: Arizona’s Voter ID Law  |   Video
    • Associated Press reporter Paul Davenport explains the Ninth Circuit of Appeals ruling on Arizona’s law that requires voters to show ID at the polls and proof of citizenship when they register to vote.
  • Arizona Supreme Court Ruling: Tucson v Arizona  |   Video
    • Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, explains what a recent decision by the Arizona Supreme Court says about how much control the State Legislature has over local charter governments.

April 10, 2012

  • Andrew Thomas is Disbarred  |   Video
    • Legal ethics attorney Karen Clark discusses the decision by a three-member disciplinary panel to disbar former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.

April 4, 2012

  • Sheriff Arpaio & U.S. Justice Department  |   Video
    • Talks between the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice broke-down this week as they were trying to resolve a dispute over Justice Department allegations that the Sheriff’s Office engaged in a pattern of racial profiling. Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley provides details of the story.

April 2, 2012

  • Tom Horne Investigation  |   Video
    • Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is being investigated by the FBI for possibly violating campaign finance laws. Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times talks about the investigation.

March 29, 2012

  • Landlord-Tenant Law  |   Video
    • Three bills have been introduced in the Arizona House that look to change the state's Landlord-Tenant law. Supports say the measures are designed to simplify the landlord-tenant relationship. Opponents say the changes would weaken the rights of the tenants. Stan Silas, an attorney with Community Legal Services, discuss the bills.

March 26, 2012

February 16, 2012

  • Guns on Campus  |   Video
    • ASU Chief of Police John Pickens shares his views on a bill that would require Arizona’s public universities to allow anyone who has a concealed-carry permit, and who’s at least 21 years old, to carry a gun on campus.

February 9, 2012

  • Court Ruling on Gay Marriage Ban  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor Zachary Kramer offers his legal analysis of a court ruling calling California’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and what the decision could mean for a similar ban in Arizona.

February 1, 2012

  • Justice Michael Ryan  |   Video
    • Retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan passed away this week at the age of 66. During his career as a trial judge, he presided over some of the most high profile cases in Arizona history. In this 2010 interview, one of his last interviews on “Horizon”, Justice Ryan talks about his career.

January 4, 2012

  • Sheriff Arpaio Update  |   Video
    • The Arizona Republic reporter J.J. Hensley provides an update on legal problems facing the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

December 15, 2011

  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Investigation  |   Video
    • The U.S. Department of Justice has accused the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office of engaging in a pattern of unconstitutional policing, including racial profiling. Those are some of the findings from the Justice Department’s ongoing civil rights investigation of the agency led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Paul Charlton, provides his perspective on this story.

December 12, 2011

November 8, 2011

  • Andrew Thomas Ethics Hearing  |   Video
    • Testimony has ended in the ethics hearing for former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Legal Ethics attorney Karen Clark offers her expert analysis of the hearing.

October 20, 2011

  • Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Labor Union Law  |   Video
    • Goldwater Institute attorney Clint Bolick and labor attorney Stan Lubin debate the merits of National Labor Relations Board v. State of Arizona. This lawsuit filed by the NLRB would invalidate a voter-approved amendment to Arizona’s constitution that guarantees use of a secret ballot when organizing a labor union.

October 11, 2011

  • Buddhist Temple Massacre  |   Video
    • By declining to hear the case, the U.S. Supreme Court lets-stand a lower court decision to toss out the confession of a man convicted of killing nine people at a Buddhist temple in the west Valley. ASU Law professor Gary Stuart, who authored a book about coerced confessions of early suspects in Buddhist Temple murders, comments the case.

October 6, 2011

September 21, 2011

  • Andrew Thomas Ethics Hearing  |   Video
    • An update on the ethics hearing for former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies with attorney Karen Clark who specializes in legal ethics and attorney discipline cases.
  • Ninth Circuit Court Ruling on Ordinance Similar to SB 1070   |   Video
    • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down a Redondo Beach, California anti-solicitation ordinance that’s very similar to provisions of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 that are currently in effect. ASU Law Professor Carissa Hessick shares her views on whether or not the ruling opens the door for a legal challenge on parts of SB 1070.

September 12, 2011

  • Same Sex Health Benefits for State Employees  |   Video
    • State Representative John Kavanagh shares his views on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that agrees with a lower court decision to block an Arizona law from taking effect that would have eliminated same sex health care benefits for domestic partners of state government employees.

September 7, 2011

  • Health Benefits for Same Sex Partners of State Employees  |   Video
    • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges upheld a lower court decision to block an Arizona law from taking effect that would have eliminated same sex health care benefits for domestic partners of state government employees. Dan Barr, the plaintiffs’ attorney in the legal challenge to the law discusses the case.

August 31, 2011

  • Andrew Thomas Ethics Hearing  |   Video
    • Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas faces an ethics hearing that’s scheduled to start September 12th. Attorney Karen Clark, who specializes in legal ethics and attorney discipline matters, explains what Thomas faces and how the attorney discipline process works.

August 25, 2011

  • ASU Homeowner Advocacy  |   Video
    • The Civil Justice Clinic, part of ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, has established a Homeowner Advocacy Unit that will provide legal assistance to homeowners facing mortgage fraud and foreclosure, while giving law students an opportunity to gain real-life legal experience. Director of the unit, Mary Ellen Natale and ASU law students Barbara Strnad and Kyle Robertson discuss the program.

July 20, 2011

  • New Arizona Laws  |   Video
    • July 20th is the general effective date for laws passed during the most recent regular session of the Arizona State Legislature. Jim Small and Luige del Puerto of the Arizona Capitol Times talk about some of the new laws that are now on the books.

July 7, 2011

July 5, 2011

  • U.S . Supreme Court Review  |   Video
    • The Supreme Court term that ended last week included decisions on a handful of Arizona cases. ASU law professor Paul Bender and attorney Scot Claus of the law firm Mariscal-Weeks provide analysis of those rulings and other key decisions.

June 29, 2011

  • Fireworks  |   Video
    • A discussion on the law on whether you can buy and use fireworks with Todd Harms.

June 27, 2011

  • Supreme Court  |   Video
    • Hear from a constitutional law expert on the recent ruling on the Clean Elections Law

May 25, 2011

  • State Pension Changes  |   Video
    • During the recent legislative session, lawmakers made several changes to Arizona’s state employee pension systems. Labor groups have threatened to sue saying some of those changes are unconstitutional. Employment attorney John Balitis shares his legal analysis of whether or not the changes pass constitutional muster.

May 24, 2011

  • DUI Legislation Referendum   |   Video
    • Senate Bill 1200, passed by state lawmakers and signed by the Governor, makes numerous changes to Arizona’s impaired driving laws. Hear from the bill’s sponsor Senator Linda Gray and Cliff Girard, a Phoenix defense attorney who has filed a referendum to stop part of that bill from going into effect.

May 19, 2011

  • Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics  |   Video
    • An independent panel charged with reviewing questionable kidnapping statistics reported by the Phoenix Police Department has completed its work. Retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan, a member of the Kidnapping Statistics Review Panel, discusses the panel’s findings.

May 11, 2011

May 3, 2011

  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace  |   Video
    • Employment Attorney John Balitis from Fennemore Craig discusses a new law that gives employers new protections in dealing with medical marijuana in the workplace.

April 14, 2011

April 7, 2011

  • Tuition Tax Credit Ruling  |   Video
    • Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund which was on the winning side of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s tuition tax credit law, discusses the Court’s decision.

March 28, 2011

  • Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics   |   Video
    • Controversy over kidnapping statistics for the city of Phoenix led to the temporary reassignment of city police chief Jack Harris. A panel was formed to review the disputed kidnapping numbers. Karen Thoreson, chair of the Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics Panel, talks about the dispute.

March 24, 2011

  • Sentencing Reform  |   Video
    • A group of Arizona attorneys wants to reform Arizona’s sentencing laws. It's believed there are better, more cost effective ways to deal with non-violent offenders than keeping them in prison. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery explains why he believes changes are not needed.

March 22, 2011

  • Arizona's Judiciary  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch discusses the state of Arizona’s judiciary.

March 3, 2011

March 1, 2011

  • Legislative Immunity  |   Video
    • Attorney Dan Barr explains how far Arizona's legislative immunity law really goes in shielding legislators from arrest.

February 1, 2011

  • Sentencing Reform  |   Video
    • Reforming Arizona’s sentencing laws for non-violent offenders could save millions of dollars each year and reduce crime rates, according to a new study commissioned by the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Guests include AACJ representative David Derickson, an attorney and former presiding criminal judge for Maricopa County.

January 27, 2011

  • Birthright Citizenship Legislation  |   Video
    • State lawmakers introduced legislation that they hope leads to the elimination of automatic birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. ASU law professor Andy Hessick discusses the legislation.

December 13, 2010

  • Thomas Allegations  |   Video
    • Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and one of his former deputies are facing serious ethics allegations in an investigation commissioned by the Arizona Supreme Court. Phoenix School of Law Associate Professor Keith Swisher talks about lawyer ethics and the attorney discipline process as they relate to the alleged ethical lapses by Thomas.

December 8, 2010

  • Employer Sanctions Law  |   Video
    • On the day the United States Supreme Court is hearing a case about Arizona’s employer sanctions law, ASU law professor Andy Hessick explains the legal questions involved. Also, Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services reports from Washington.

December 7, 2010

  • Coerced Confessions  |   Video
    • Gary Stuart, Senior Policy Advisor for ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, discusses his book about coerced confessions: “Innocent Until Interrogated: The True Story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson Four”.

November 1, 2010

  • SB 1070 Hearing Analysis  |   Video
    • A U.S. District Judge in July blocked parts of the controversial Senate Bill 1070 immigration law from taking effect. The injunction was challenged by Governor Jan Brewer, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case. Arizona State University Law Professor Carissa Hessick will discuss the hearing and the legal challenges to SB 1070.
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Arizona Tuition Tax Credits  |   Video
    • Wednesday, November 3rd, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn. Goldwater Institute attorney Clint Bolick and Chris Thomas, an attorney for the Arizona School Boards Association, explain the legal arguments in this case that challenges the constitutionality of an Arizona law that provides tax credits to taxpayers who donate money to school tuition organizations (STOs).

October 27, 2010

  • Citizenship for Voting  |   Video
    • An appeals court ruling strikes down Arizona’s requirement for proof of citizenship when voting. Capitol Media Services Howard Fischer explains the ruling.
  • First Amendment Case  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has heard arguments on a first amendment case involving anti-gay protests at the funerals of soldiers. Arizona State University Journalism Professor Joseph Russomanno was at the hearing and talks about the case.

October 26, 2010

  • Death Penalty  |   Video
    • A discussion about the scheduled execution of convicted killer Jeffrey Landrigan with John Todd, an Assistant Arizona Attorney General for the Capital Litigation Section of the AG’s office; and James Belanger, an attorney who has successfully defended over a dozen death penalty cases.

October 5, 2010

  • Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses the major cases, some from Arizona, that are scheduled to be heard in the new session of the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 9, 2010

  • Photo Radar  |   Video
    • Speed cameras in valley freeways went dark in July and starting this week they are being removed. Paradise Valley Mayor Scott LeMarr, Shawn Dow and Ram Pendyala talk about the effectiveness of photo radar.

September 2, 2010

  • Joe Arpaio Lawsuit  |   Video
    • Paul Davenport of the Associated Press discusses the U.S. Justice Department's lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Apraio is being sued for refusing to turn over documents regarding a civil rights investigation of the MCSO's Police & Jail Operations.

August 16, 2010

  • Private Prisons  |   Video
    • A recent escape from a private prison in Kingman has brought up the issue of private prisons. Chuck Coughlin of Highground and Tixoc Munoz of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association discuss the pros and cons of private prisons.

August 12, 2010

August 10, 2010

August 9, 2010

  • Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan  |   Video
    • Justice Michael Ryan recently retired from the state’s High Court after a judicial career that spans more than two decades. During that time, he presided over the criminal trial of former Governor Evan Mecham, the AzScam political corruption trial, and the Phoenix Suns drug case. Hear what Justice Ryan has to say about his career and the state of Arizona’s judiciary.

July 1, 2010

June 28, 2010

June 21, 2010

  • Arnold v. Sarn Mental Health Lawsuit  |   Video
    • A three-decades-old lawsuit seeking to improve services for people with serious mental illnesses is all but dead. We’ll talk with Chick Arnold about the long, often frustrating, struggle to get people the care state law says they’re entitled to.

May 17, 2010

  • Death Penalty  |   Video
    • This week, the Arizona Supreme Court will consider issuing a death warrant for a man convicted of killing a 13-year-old girl in 1984. Join us for a discussion about the death penalty with Timothy La Sota, a former Maricopa County prosecutor who is now chief of staff for the Scottsdale mayor, and Dan Peitzmeyer, vice president of Arizona Death Penalty Forum.

May 10, 2010

  • Supreme Court Nominee  |   Video
    • ASU law professor Paul Bender discusses President Obama’s choice of Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 31, 2010

  • Taxes  |   Video
    • Bill Brunson of the Internal Revenue Service talks about changes in the tax code and other information to help you file your tax return. Also, Anthony Forschino of the Arizona Department of Revenue will review the changes to state tax laws.

March 24, 2010

  • Drought  |   Video
    • We’ve had a lot of rain lately. Does that mean the drought is over? Rita Maguire, a water law attorney and former Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, will offer her perspective.

February 11, 2010

  • Mexican Drug Cartels  |   Video
    • Is Mexico on the verge of becoming a “narco-state”? Recent news about drug cartels dismantling local governments suggests they’re power is growing. Dr. Llewellyn Howell, an Emeritus Professor of International Management at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, shares his thoughts about how to address the growing power of Mexico’s drug cartels.

January 21, 2010

  • Juvenile Justice  |   Video
    • A look at best practices in juvenile justice with Beth Rosenburg of Children’s Action Alliance and Elisabeth Donahue, Executive Director of “The Future of the Children”, a joint project of the Woodrow Wilson Schoolf for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution.

January 4, 2010

  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor  |   Video
    • Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is the first guest on HORIZON’s new set in Eight’s new downtown Phoenix studios. O’Connor will discuss her Arizona heritage, political and judicial career , and her current efforts to improve civic education and return civility to government.

October 12, 2009

  • Supreme Court Preview  |   Video
    • The United States Supreme Court has started its new session. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will discuss the major cases and how the newest Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, might impact the court.

September 30, 2009

  • New Laws  |   Video
    • Arizona Guardian reporter Dennis Welch discusses new state laws that took effect September 30, 2009.

September 23, 2009

  • Private Prisons  |   Video
    • Arizona is in a fiscal mess. To clean it up, the state will have to cut costs or raise revenue. Privatizing prisons might be a way to do both. Earlier this month, Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2010 which allows the state to start looking for a private company to operate one or more state prisons. Mike Duran, President of the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers' Association, and Ken Gilroy, Editor of "Privitization Watch" for the Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank that advances free market principles and limited government, debate the idea of private prisons.

September 9, 2009

June 22, 2009

  • Concealed Weapons  |   Video
    • The legislature is considering a bill to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Attorney General Terry Goddard opposes the bill and will talk about it.

April 21, 2009

  • Arizona Cases in Federal Court  |   Video
    • ASU Law Professor talks about actions by the U.S. Supreme court on several cases that originated in Arizona, including a challenge to how the state funds education for English language learners. Bender also talks about a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Arizona’s private school scholarship tax credit program. Ninth Circuit Decision

April 2, 2009

  • Arizona Chief Justice  |   Video
    • In late March, Chief Justice Ruth McGregor, announced she will be retiring from the Arizona Supreme Court at the end of June. Jose Cardenas talks to McGregor about challenges facing Arizona’s judicial system, her accomplishments as Chief, and the process to find her replacement.

February 25, 2009

  • New State Bar CEO  |   Video
    • John Phelps, the new head of the Arizona State Bar, discusses issues facing the Bar and his experience organizing the inauguration of President Obama.

February 9, 2009

  • Phoenix Police Reserve Program  |   Video
    • Many of the people that you see protecting us on the street are volunteer reserve officers, who are fully sworn police officers. They come from all walks of life and they share a common goal — to make Phoenix streets safer. We speak with Assistant Police Chief Scott Finical about the program.

February 5, 2009

  • Merit Selection  |   Video
    • In Arizona, judges on the state level and in our two most populous counties are not elected; they are chosen by a commission. Find out about the history and pros and cons of the system from Maricopa County Judicial Nominating Commissioner Doug Cole and attorney Len Munsil.

January 27, 2009

November 24, 2008

  • St. Johns Murder
    • Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods talks about the case of an 8-year-old boy accused of murder in St. Johns.

September 18, 2008

  • VCAT  |   Video
    • DPS Deputy Director Penny Gillette discusses the latest updates on the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.

June 26, 2008

  • Supreme Court Gun Ruling  |   Video
    • ASU law professor, Paul Bender, talks about the U-S Supreme court ruling that individuals have a constitutional right to have guns.

May 8, 2008

  • Miranda Rights Book  |   Video
    • Lawyer Gary Stuart is the author of a book about the Miranda rights. Stuart shares some fascinating stories about how this famous decision came to be, and its ironic impact on Ernesto Miranda, the Phoenix man whose case led to Miranda rights.

February 18, 2008

  • Freeway Cameras  |   Video
    • Republican State Senator Robert Blendu, member of the Senate Transportation Committee, will discuss the legislative options hes sponsoring that would preclude using photo enforcement on state highways. State Rep. Steve Farley, a proponent of the program, also joins us.

February 11, 2008

  • Ward Connerly  |   Video
    • A conversation with the former University of California Regent, who was instrumental in passing Prop 209 in that state, outlawing race and gender-based preferences in state hiring and state university admissions.

February 7, 2008

  • Chief Justice McGregor  |   Video
    • Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor recently gave her state of the judiciary speech to the Arizona legislature. The Chief Justice will talk about issues regarding the judiciary, including attempts to get rid of the merit selection system for judges. She will also talk about a program the courts have to help people meet their mortgage payments.

November 8, 2007

  • 1872 Mining Law
    • The U.S. House passed a revision of the 1872 mining law last week, which has not been revised since it was passed in 1872. The revision will require mining and oil companies to pay royalties for minerals and oil they take from the land. We'll have a discussion of the bill being considered in Congress. (still working on guests, although one will be Alan Stephens of the group Western Progress)

October 24, 2007

  • Phoenix New Times Investigation
    • An update on a judges decision to unseal secret grand-jury documents related to the Phoenix New Times Investigation by the Maricopa County Attorneys Office.

October 22, 2007

  • Phoenix New Times Investigation
    • A conversation with an attorney for The Arizona Republic about a motion filed by the newspaper and KPNX-TV to unseal documents related to the grand jury investigation into the Phoenix New Times publication.

October 11, 2007

  • Interlock Ignition Devices
    • Arizona now has the toughest DUI in the nation, requiring ignition interlock devices even for first-time offenders. Jay Lopez, owner of Ignition Interlock of Arizona, explains how the devices work.

October 3, 2007

  • U.S. Supreme Court Preview
    • The United States Supreme Court's session begins in October. Michael Grant guest hosts HORIZON and talks to ASU Law Professor Paul Bender about the new session.

September 19, 2007

  • New Arizona Laws
    • Hundreds of new state laws became effective today, ninety days after the end of the legislative session. Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Service tells us what some of those laws will do.

September 18, 2007

  • Profiles from WWII: Arizona WWII Military Aviation
    • Arizonas weather and wide-open spaces made it an excellent place to train American, British and Chinese pilots during World War II. The state was home to dozens of air fields, some of them among the largest in the world. Former flight instructors and cadets talk about their experiences in the Grand Canyon State.

August 2, 2007

April 19, 2007

  • Abortion Ruling
    • The United States Supreme Court has upheld a ban on partial birth abortion. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender talks about the impact of the ruling.
  • sexual Predator Law
    • A new law has been passed that requires all level 2 and 3 sex offenders to register online aliases along with their physical address. It's aimed at giving law enforcement a better chance at catching sexual predators who solicit kids on line. The sponsor of the new law, Representative Bob Robson, will talk about the measure.

March 22, 2007

  • U.S. Attorneys
    • Eight U.S. Attorneys were recently fired by the Bush Administration in a controversial manner. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about how U.S. Attorneys are appointed and the firings of the eight attorneys.

February 26, 2007

  • Death Penalty Task Force
    • Arizona's Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor is establishing a task force to address the backlog of death penalty cases in Maricopa County. HORIZON will look at the task forces goals.

February 19, 2007

  • Linda Greenhouse
    • A conversation with New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse, who has covered the U.S. Supreme Court for many years and is the author of the new book, Becoming Justice Blackmun.

February 12, 2007

  • Polygamy
    • state Representative David Lujan talks about House Bill 2325, that says courts shall not grant legal custody of a child to a parent who has engaged in polygamy and will continue to engage in child bigamy or polygamy in the future. Lujan also plans to introduce a bill to provide $500,000 to help shelter women and children in Phoenix and Flagstaff after they have left the fundamentalist church. Joining him will be Flora Jessop, who escaped Warren Jeffs' polygamous community in Colorado City.

February 1, 2007

  • Night and Saturday Court
    • Maricopa County Superior Court conducts its first night session this week. Maricopa County Superior Court Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Eileen Willett joins us to talk about the new night and Saturday hours at Superior Court.

January 25, 2007

  • state of Arizona Courts
    • A look at the state of the courts in Arizona with Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor.

September 27, 2006

  • John Dean
    • Dean was the first man from the Nixon administration who went to investigators and now he says President Bush should be impeached because he broke the law on warrantless spying. Now former Nixon general counsel John Dean joins HORIZON provide his perspective on NSA spying.

August 24, 2006

  • ELL Ruling
    • A federal appeals court has ruled against a new law funding programs for English Language Learners. The court also ruled against fines levied against the state in the English learning lawsuit. Arizona Republic columnist Richard Ruelas will explain the ruling.

August 23, 2006

  • New Voting Law
    • A new law passed by the legislature this year will affect the upcoming elections. It will require a hand count of a portion of some races, will require equipment and personnel to be brought in if there's a long line at the polling place, and require a paper receipt for electronic voting. Joe Kanefield, elections director of the Secretary of State's office, and Karen Osborne of the Maricopa County Recorders office, will talk about the new law.

January 4, 2005


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