Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization of criminal defense lawyers, law students and associated professionals dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused in the courts and in the legislature, promoting excellence in the practice of criminal law through education, training and mutual assistance, and fostering public awareness of citizens’ rights, the criminal justice system and the role of the defense lawyer.

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The Ninth Circuit decided on October 15th that Arizona’s Prop 100, which makes arrestees non-bondable if they commit a “serious offense," violates substantive due process. A panel of the Ninth Circuit decided last year by a 2-1 vote that it is OK – this time, the court en banc found... Read more

Arizona Daily Star recently included an op-ed by AACJ President David Euchner entitled “The Constitution is not a loophole.” This was written in response to an article published in the same paper on September 28th by the new courtroom beat reporter Patrick McNamara, “’Not... Read more

Two AACJ members have recently received important and noteworthy appointments in the legal community. Stephen Weiss was just appointed by Governor Brewer to serve on the Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments. Steve is a longstanding partner in the Tucson firm of Karp &... Read more

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