Welcome to the Arizona State Law Journal Blog, new for the 2010-2011 Academic Year!

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Arizona is a hotbed of legal and political debate. The issues at the heart of these debates, such as immigration, election reform, and even the latest Arpaio lawsuit, are making Arizona a recurring figure on the national stage. We hope to utilize this blog to provide a forum on current events in Arizona. Comments from faculty, students, attorneys, alumni, and members of the legal community are welcome here. We also hope to showcase some of the content found in each print edition of the Arizona State Law Journal on this blog. Previews of each article will be posted shortly before the issue is available for purchase. Articles being published during the 2010-2011 year include work by Paul Robinson, Theda Skopcol, Eugene Volokh, Michael Heise, David Sherwyn, Richard Albert, Tricia Bellia,…
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Journal Banquet: April 16, 2010

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Arizona State Law Journal Awards Banquet, April 16, 2010. Honoring Phil Gordon, Mayor of Phoenix, with the 2010 John S. Lancy Distinguished Alumni Award. Photos by Scott Schauer. [gallery link="file" orderby="rand"]
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Barack Obama and Me–Reflections on the First 18 Months By: José A. Cárdenas

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It would be presumptuous to compare my first 18 months as General Counsel of ASU with Barack Obama’s presidency to date. But there have been some interesting intersections, not the least among them being the Forrest Gump looking picture of my big head set in between ASU President Michael Crow and President Obama at last year’s commencement ceremonies. And our paths have crossed directly and indirectly in other ways as well. In November 2008, the Arizona Board of Regents confirmed my appointment as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. On a percentage basis, my vote tally (unanimous) was better than Senator Obama’s margin of victory, but, to be fair, I was unopposed. Those votes behind us, in January 2009 the President and I both began our new jobs. I had…
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