A new law being considered in Arizona would force state employees, parent volunteers and those seeking professional licenses to submit their DNA to a huge statewide database unprecedented in scope – and to pay for the “privilege.” Anyone fingerprinted by the state for a job, volunteer position, or license –a surprisingly broad category that includes parent volunteers at public schools, government workers, real estate agents, foster parents, law enforcement and healthcare workers– would be required to submit their DNA to a central database run by the Arizona Department of Public Safety under the proposed law. Anyone ordered by the court to submit DNA for the purpose of verifying paternity or other familial relationships would also end up in the database, and even dead bodies passing through the office of the medical examiner would be subjected to DNA collection, if Senate Bill 1745, proposed by Arizona state Rep. David Livingston (R), becomes law. Also … [Read more...] about Arizona seeks to mandate DNA collection… and those sampled would be made to foot the bill
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‘There simply is not a more important role in our law firm today,” is how Orrick chief Mitch Zuklie describes the firm’s chief innovation officer, Wendy Butler Curtis.Colleagues describe her as the driving force behind much of the innovation at a firm selected as North America’s most innovative law firm in the FT/RSG ranking for the past three years.She believes that engaging colleagues in an industry that is resistant to change rests on three pillars of “people, process and technology”. Ms Curtis is also sought out by clients for what one describes as her ability to combine thinking outside the box with “a nuanced sense of the law and a practical understanding of judges and courts”. Rarely have our panel of judges so quickly homed in on a top candidate for innovative individual. But the panel was also taken by Carlos Aiza, a senior partner who transformed Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez from a small player into a … [Read more...] about FT Top 10 legal innovators for North America
*Note to readers, this article is a news analysis of the ongoing political debate over whether Guam should seek tribal status for Chamorros and Chamorro Land Trust lands. The two most publicly outspoken politicians on either side of the issue are Sen. Michael F.Q. San Nicolas (D) and former public auditor Doris Flores Brooks (R). Each is running for Guam’s lone nonvoting delegate’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, about to be vacated by Democratic Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo after serving eight successive terms in that office. Guam – Sen. Mike San Nicolas (D) walked into another round of he-said, she-said with Doris Brooks’s counter-assertions when he showed up for his “Coffee with the Candidates” interview under the purview of PNC sister company Red Dragon Productions on Thursday morning. The bone of contention is whether or not Guam’s next delegate to Congress should seek tribal status for Guam Chamorros in effort to … [Read more...] about Guam tribal lands: hold ’em or fold ’em?
Samuel Stebbins, Grant Suneson and Evan Comen 24/7 Wall Street Published 8:48 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 For those with the luxury of being able to decide where to live, choosing a city to call home is a largely personal decision. Proximity to friends and family, climate, and other personal and subjective factors are common reasons Americans choose to relocate. They are not, however, the only determinants of quality of life. In any American city, a high crime rate, risk of natural disaster, and widespread poverty can detract from overall quality of life. Similarly, low unemployment, a high concentration of entertainment and cultural attractions, and affordable housing can enhance quality of life. To identify the worst city to live in every state, 24/7 Wall Street created an index of 37 such measures in eight major categories: crime, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure. Because we are only comparing cities with others in the same state, … [Read more...] about Worst cities to live in 2018: A list of the top one in each state
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez Arizona Republic Published 2:09 p.m. UTC Aug 25, 2018 PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is required by law to fill vacancies in the state's U.S. Senate delegation. But in the year since Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer, Ducey has avoided discussing the topic. The governor explained his silence by saying he wants to respect McCain and his family. With the McCain family announcement Friday that the Republican senator will no longer seek medical treatment, Arizonans are naturally asking who Ducey might appoint to replace McCain. The governor has only said he will not appoint himself. But does Ducey want a temporary caretaker to hold the office only until the 2020 election? Or someone he hopes would seek re-election? Has McCain indicated he has someone in mind to succeed him? More: Sen. John McCain to discontinue medical treatment, family says … [Read more...] about Who could be appointed to John McCain’s Senate seat?