A Movement in Indian Country Toward Legal Rights for Nature

By: Jens Camp The United States has repeatedly abandoned its duty to Tribes—not just as a trustee but also as a world power—to recognize and protect tribal sacred sites and their homelands from the unwarranted, devastating natural resource exploitation that harm tribal citizens.[1]  Tribal communities across the United States have suffered some of the cruelest... Continue Reading →

The Truth about Sanctuary Cities

By: A.J. Privitt Proposition 205 – The Tucson Families Free and Together Initiative A sanctuary city is a city that “has limited the extent to which it will volunteer resources in support of federal immigration enforcement agents’ responsibility to enforce federal immigration law.”[1] Recently, in 2019, the city of Tucson voted no on becoming a... Continue Reading →

What does the 2020 election mean for criminal justice in Arizona?

By: Bryan Shapiro After the appointment of County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court, Maricopa County, the fourth largest county in the country, was left without an elected County Attorney. [1]. In the interim, Governor Ducey appointed Allister Adel to fill the position, but, in the 2020 election, the voters will decide who... Continue Reading →

“The First Step in Solving Any Problem is Recognizing There is One” … or, is it?

“The First Step in Solving Any Problem is Recognizing There is One[1]” ... or, is it? Analyzing the judicial punting regarding fossil fuels and Juliana v United States  By: Annabelle Abel Introduction   On January 17, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an opinion illuminating the current social and... Continue Reading →

Is Arizona’s Use of the Death Penalty Constitutional?

By Zach Stern In order to comply with Supreme Court precedent since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976[1], states are required to implement procedures that narrow the group of people eligible for death.[2] The reason for this is obvious: the death penalty should be reserved for the worst offenses and the worst offenders.... Continue Reading →


By: Nicolas Jesús Monarrez Human trafficking victims are afforded many protections from both state and federal government. While on paper, these protections seem to provide the results desired, many fall short, leaving victims of human trafficking to make difficult decisions which may risk their safety. This is true in Arizona and is a large civil... Continue Reading →

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