(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 31, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting arguments that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate climate change pollutants from motor vehicle exhaust.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Aug. 29, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today applauded the arrest of Warren Jeffs, leader of the nation's largest polygamist section and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives.
Jeffs, 50, was arrested late Monday on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas by a Nevada Highway Patrol officer in what began as a routine traffic stop. The officer stopped the 2007 Cadillac Escalade Jeffs was riding in because he could not read the vehicle's temporary license plate.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Aug. 28, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today applauded a federal report showing a decline in methamphetamine use and meth labs in Arizona, though he cautioned that more work needs to be done to bring the epidemic under control.
Goddard said ordinances adopted by more than 40 cities and towns in Arizona are making a positive difference. But he said the lack of a state law to restrict the sale of over-the-counter drugs that can be cooked into meth amounts to a glaring hole in Arizona's effort to combat meth.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - Aug. 28, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard will make an Internet Safety presentation to students at Cactus Middle School in Casa Grande at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29.
The presentation will emphasize precautions young people should take with social network Web sites such as myspace.com and facebook.com. The presentation will include experiences of teens who have been victims of Internet exploitation. The Internet safety program was developed by NetSmartz and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 25, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced indictments against 69 defendants in one of the largest drug busts in the state’s history.
At a press conference held with Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris, Goddard announced the 417count indictment and the breakup of a drug organization based in Sinaloa, Mexico, accused of trafficking large amounts of meth and cocaine.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 24, 2006) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has sent the Flores v. Arizona case back to the Federal District Court, vacating the District Court’s prior order sanctioning the State for not implementing an English Language Learner plan.
A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals stated that “in light of changes in education programs and funding since the original 2000 court order, the District Court should have held an evidentiary hearing….”
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 23, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced a settlement resolving a lawsuit against GC Services Limited Partnership over allegations that two of its former employees were subjected to a sexually offensive and hostile work environment.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 23, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard will make an Internet Safety presentation at Maxwell Middle School in Tucson on Thursday, Aug. 24. He will promote online safety when he meets with 170 eighth-graders at 2 p.m.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – Aug. 17, 2006) Attorney General Terry Goddard and Councilman Greg Stanton will join the Microsoft Get Net Safe tour next week, an effort to promote Internet Safety in schools, at home and at work. The 12-city tour brings together community organizations and government agencies along with Microsoft to encourage online safety.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – August 16, 2006) A Phoenix man was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised probation after being convicted of defrauding the State Compensation Fund of Arizona (SCF), the state agency that provides workman’s compensation coverage for more than 54,000 Arizona employers.