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Scottsdale Drunk Law Struck Down

Scottsdale police are no longer permitted to cite or arrest someone solely based on being intoxicated in public. This is a result of the Arizona Court of Appeals opinion that stated that Scottsdale’s public-intoxication ordinance is actually preempted by a state law that prohibits local laws from criminalizing “being a common drunkard or being found…

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Supreme Court Justice Retires

Happy Trials err…Trails, Justice Michael Ryan Yesterday Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan announced that, after twenty four years of service, he will be retiring on August 6th, 2010.  Before beginning his legal career, Justice Ryan served his country honorably as a Marine Corps Lieutenant during the Vietnam War.  As a Marine he earned two…