By: Robert Buddingh In the November 2016 general election, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206. Along with mandating employers to guarantee paid sick time to their employees, this measure will annually increase the minimum wage during the start of the next four years. The current minimum wage in Arizona in 2016 is $8.05 per hour and … Continue reading Will the Passage of Prop 206 Help Reduce Poverty in Arizona?
By: Eleni Fujiwara As we look back this past year, we examine what has been and we look to see what could be. An examination of Arizona’s policies regarding the Temporary Aid to Needy Families Program (TANF) has many waiting in anticipation to what the new year will bring. The TANF program was created through … Continue reading The Trouble with TANF in Arizona
Intimate Partner Violence Erin Iungerich With the recent review by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights review of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, and public debate regarding intimate partner violence (IPV) as it relates to the National Football League (not to mention review of disciplinary procedures), the issue of IPV has been particularly salient as of … Continue reading Intimate Partner Violence
Prop 303 – Right to Try Nathan Erickson - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law The recent November 4th election in Arizona changed many things in Arizona. One bright spot for social justice was the overwhelming passage of Proposition 303 – the Right to Try. The legislation gives terminally ill patients the right to try … Continue reading Prop 303
By Ayensa Millan In the 2010 general election, Arizonans approved proposition 203, titled the “Arizona Medical Marijuana Act” (“Act”). The Act amended Title 36 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (“A.R.S.”) by adding §§ 36-2801-2819 and A.R.S. § 43-1201, “which legalized medical marijuana for use by people with certain ‘chronic or debilitating’ diseases.” However, under Title … Continue reading Medical Marijuana: Balancing the Rights of Clients and Ethical Dilemmas of Legal Counsel