(Tucson, Ariz. – March 1, 2005) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced the opening of the newest Attorney General Satellite Office, which will be located at St. John's Catholic Church (Casa San Juan) in Tucson. Goddard will be on hand to open the office on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. Media is welcome to attend this opening.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 1, 2005) Members of the Arizona Attorney General’s Civil Rights Advisory Board were victims of a computer worm after staff of the Civil Rights Division sent an e-mail notice to about 150 people of an upcoming meeting.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - March 1, 2005) Attorney General Terry Goddard today responded to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Missouri case Roper v. Simmons, where the court decision now bars capital punishment for defendants who were under age 18 at the time they committed first-degree murder.
The 5-4 decision, authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, affects five Arizona defendants who have been sentenced to death and who are currently awaiting state or federal appellate action: Tonatihu Aguilar, Levi Jackson, Kenneth Laird, Martin Soto-Fong, and James Davolt.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 7, 2005) Algene Brown, a Gilbert man, was sentenced Friday to 23 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine drugs in the presence of children.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Dennis Dairman cited the danger of exposing six children to methamphetamines, one of whom has Downs Syndrome and the lack of adequate remorse as factors in sentencing Brown.
Attorney General Terry Goddard is supporting a bill to reduce meth production in Arizona.
(Phoenix, AZ) Law enforcement officials from across Arizona gathered today to discuss better ways to combat what most see as the state's No. 1 crime problem: the production and use of methamphetamine. The meeting included more than 50 county attorneys, sheriffs and police chiefs.
"We have a very strong consensus that more needs to be done to stop meth cooking in Arizona," said Attorney General Terry Goddard, who convened the meeting.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 10, 2005) The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Rights Division, in partnership with the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Court, is offering 40-hour basic mediation courses free of charge to train persons to mediate local court disputes. These courses are open to all members of the public. However, in exchange for the free training, those who successfully complete the course must agree to mediate a certain number of court disputes on a pro bono basis. These disputes involve small claims, commercial, and other types of cases.
(Phoenix, Ariz. - March 11, 2005) Attorney General Terry Goddard met today with five members of the Mexican Senate during their two-day visit to Arizona. Goddard addressed their questions about Proposition 200 and discussed other matters of mutual concern.
"Proposition 200 is now the law in Arizona, and I will enforce it vigorously and impartially," Goddard told the group.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 11, 2005) Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizonans again about a Canadian Lottery scam. A Canadian lottery telemarketer contacted an 80-year old California resident last week, identifying himself as Chief Auditor Franklin Marshall from Consumer Protection at the Arizona Attorney General's Office in Tucson. He provided an old address for the office.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 21, 2005) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers not to use unapproved home-use diagnostic test kits that have been made available over the Internet by Canadian firm Globus Media. The manufacturer claims these kits will detect everything from pregnancy to Dengue Fever to marijuana use.
Goddard cautioned consumers that the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved these home-use kits and are not approved for sale in the United States.
(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 22, 2005) A meth lab bust early this morning at a West Phoenix home, where a 1½ -year-old boy was found in the midst of drug paraphernalia and toxic fumes, tragically illustrates the need for a law making it harder to produce methamphetamine, Attorney General Terry Goddard said.