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Supreme Court Limits Exclusionary Rule, Allows Evidence Despite Police Error
The U.S. Supreme Court has found an exception to the exclusionary rule for negligent police errors. Read more.

Court Rules that 'Metadata' Aren't Public Records
A divided Arizona appellate court ruled that hidden electronic data that indicates how and when documents are produced with word processing computer programs aren't themselves public records. Read more.

Arizona Courts Ordered to Find Cost Savings
Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor ordered all courts in Arizona to find ways to cut their budgets for state-funded justice programs in light of a potential $1.6 billion state budget shortfall. Read more.



State Bar Launches Online Subpoena Service
As of December 31, 2008, State Bar of Arizona members in good standing can file subpoenas with the Maricopa County Superior Court through this online wizard. Read more.

Membership Dues Must Be Paid Soon
Only eight business days remain before membership dues must be paid by Feb. 1, 2009. Read more.

Nominate a Colleague for Annual State Bar Awards
The State Bar of Arizona is accepting nominations for annual awards. Read more.

Arizona Securities Fraud Liability, 2nd Edition
Brian J. Schulman, co-author of the text, is of counsel with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. In our recent flyer, we mistakenly associated him with the Ballard Spahr law firm. We apologize for the error. Read more.

State Bar of Arizona Seeks Chief Bar Counsel
The State Bar of Arizona is seeking applications for the Chief Bar Counsel position. We ask all interested candidates to respond as soon as possible, as we are already reviewing r�sum�s. Read more.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to serve on the Conflict Case Committee and Tempe's Judicial Advisory Board. Apply by Feb. 25.

Member Usage of Fastcase Continues to Increase
Member usage of Fastcase continues to increase. There will be a new series of free interactive training sessions on MyAzbar.org. Read more.

DNA Actual Innocence Grant
Recently, the Arizona Justice Project in conjunction with the Arizona Attorney General's Office received a National Institute of Justice grant for post-conviction DNA testing in four types of cases where biological evidence exists and testing of that evidence may help to exonerate a wrongfully convicted defendant. Read more.



Arizona Court of Appeals
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Jan. 8, 2009 - CV 07-0558 - Barnett v. Jedynak
How is the community's interest in a home purchased prior to marriage calculated? Read opinion.

Dec. 31, 2008 - CV 2008-0109 - Williams v. Williams
1) When an award of costs, expenses, and attorney fees is requested pursuant to A.R.S. � 25-324(A), may a court consider the subjective intent of a party when determining the "reasonableness" of the positions the party has taken?
2) May a court disregard the financial resources of a party who seeks an award of costs, expenses, and attorney fees under A.R.S. � 25-324(A) and consider only the financial resources of the party who would be paying the fee award? Read opinion.


9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Jan. 13, 2009 - US v. McCaleb, No. 06-50387
Conviction and life sentence for drug-related offenses are affirmed where the district court did not: 1) plainly err in its jury instructions; 2) abuse its discretion by admitting certain expert-witness testimony; or 3) improperly rely on unproven prior convictions at sentencing. Read opinion.

Jan. 9, 2009 - U.S. v. Kaczynski, No. 06-10514
Order approving the plan developed to dispose of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's personal property that was seized during the underlying criminal investigation into his bombings is affirmed where: 1) the restitution lien statute, 18 U.S.C. section 3613, is facially valid because it is not unconstitutional in all of its applications and is not overbroad; 2) the lien statute does not violate Kaczynski's First Amendment rights as applied; 3) the district court acted well within its discretion by ordering bomb-making materials not be returned to Kaczynski or his designee; and 4) allowing credit-bids on firearms and other personal property that do not sell at an internet auction did not violate the letter or spirit of an earlier Ninth Circuit decision in the case. Read opinion.



Learn About Public Records and Open Meetings
Two half-day seminars cover everything you want to know about "Public Records" and "Open Meetings". Read more.

The Complete Lawyer
What Do Savvy Lawyers Do in An Uncertain Economy?
"With stock markets shifting wildly worldwide and economic uncertainty enveloping the globe, it is more important than ever to find ways to stand out."
- Ari Kaplan in How Can YOU Stand Out? Read more.




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