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PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT OFTEN OVERLOOKED IN ARIZONA

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Several months ago, The Arizona Republic submitted a public records request (“PRR”) to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (“MCAO”) regarding one of its prosecutors, Juan Martinez, who is under investigation for serious misconduct by the State Bar of Arizona. The PRR also sought information about Martinez’s communications with a former…

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WHEN WILL ARIZONA JUSTICES REALIZE THE ARIZONA CONSTITUTION PROVIDES FAR BROADER PROTECTIONS THAN ITS FEDERAL COUNTERPART?

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In July of 2018, in a landmark decision the Iowa Supreme Court held that inventory searches violate the Iowa Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Arizona Constitution contains a similar provision in Section 2, Article 10, which reads “No person shall be disturbed in his private affairs, or…

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