Bar District: Bad Decisions

An AZCentral article last Thursday describes a case pending before the Arizona State Supreme Court in which hundreds of driving-under-the-influence cases could be thrown out because of faulty blood analysis equipment. This challenge started with a hearing a couple of years ago before the Maricopa County Superior Court. According to the Republic, The 2013 hearing […]

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Battle of Wits, Cave Creek and Scottsdale

I’ve been a little busy lately, but I have been recently amused by the news of the Cave Creek council recall that saw four incumbents dumped this week. The Arizona Republic covered the story (“Final results“) with a thin veneer of “journalism” that lacked any depth of the issues underlying the battle of wits–or half-wits, […]

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The Price of Pandering to Millennials

The term “millennials” has been used a lot in the last couple of years in what is presented as deliberative discussion about the future of Scottsdale with regard to economic development, housing, and transportation. Many important decisions theoretically relied on these deliberations in arriving at–for example–the erosion of Scottsdale’s┬átraditionally high development standards in favor of […]

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