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A: Yes, if the surcharge approximates the actual costs. Read Ariz. Op. 94-10.

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Heightened Scrutiny for the 9th Circuit
The U.S. Supreme Court's 2002-2003 term has shown that the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dominates the docket in a way that few other courts have. Read more...

9th Circuit Colors in Rules for Web Libel
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced a new rule for Internet libel.

Maricopa County Bar Searches for Exec. Director
The Maricopa County Bar is searching for an Executive Director following the resignation of Brenda Thomson. Read more...


Two Citizens and One Attorney Appointed to State Bar Board
A former police chief, a professor emeritus of journalism and a prominent public lawyer are among the three new people appointed to serve on the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Governors. Read more.

Award Honors Memory of Attorney John P. Frank
The United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit has establishment the John P. Frank Award recognizing an outstanding lawyer practicing in the federal courts of the western United States. Read more.

Show Off Your Inner Hemingway
Back by popular demand, the Arizona Attorney writing competition has returned. This year's competition will focus on law topics. Articles should be 10 pages or less, and are due by September 8. Read more.

Arizona Court of Appeals
Division One Division Two

June 17, 2003 - SA 03-0087 - Goy v. Jones
Was the Superior Court correct in concluding that a law-enforcement officer testifying during a criminal trial may read his report as evidence pursuant to Arizona Rule of Evidence ("Rule") 803(5) permitting such hearsay if the hearsay is of a nature of a "recorded recollection?" Read opinion...

June 23, 2003 - 2 CA-CV 2002-0174 - AZ Libertarian Party v. Board of Supervisors
Did the legislature, in enacting A.R.S. � 16-821, intend that a political party entitled to continued representation on the ballot for state officers but not for county officers in certain counties have its candidates for precinct committeeman listed on the primary ballot in the counties in which it is not entitled to continued county representation?
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9th Circuit Court of Appeals

June 25, 2003 - No. 01-30443 - US v. Ceja-Prado
Where certification of defendant's age is lacking, and he may have been a juvenile at the time of the crime, there may be no federal jurisdiction over defendant's case pursuant to the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act, 18 U.S.C. section 5031. Read opinion...

June 24, 2003 - No. 02-70643 - Busquets-Ivars v. Ashcroft
A notice which fails to include a proper zip code is not properly addressed under 8 U.S.C. section 1229(a)(1). Read opinion...