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Last Post 16 Jan 2015 05:11 PM by  jzick1
R-14-0010 Petition to Amend Rules 31.2, 31.4, 31.13, 32.4, and 32.9, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure
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jzick1
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10 Jan 2014 02:56 PM
    R-14-0010
    Petition to Amend Rules 31.2, 31.4, 31.13, 32.4, and 32.9, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure

    Would require post-conviction proceedings to precede direct appeals in capital cases

    Petitioners:
    Thomas C. Horne
    ATTORNEY GENERAL
    (Firm State Bar No. 14000)
    Jeffrey A. Zick (State Bar No. 018712)
    Chief Counsel
    Jeffrey L. Sparks (State Bar No. 027536)
    Assistant Attorney General
    Capital Litigation Section
    1275 West Washington
    Phoenix, Arizona 85007–2997
    Telephone: (602) 542–4686
    cadocket@azag.gov
    jeffrey.zick@azag.gov

    Original Petition Filed January 10, 2014

    Amended Petition Filed May 20, 2014


    On September 2, 2014, the Court issued the following order:

    IT IS ORDERED that this this matter be reopened for additional comments providing general information, data, or studies regarding the administration of capital cases in states with a unitary review procedure similar to that proposed by the amended petition.

    COMMENTS DUE January 16, 2015

    Attachment 1: Amended Petition
    Attachment 2: Appendix to Amended Petition
    Attachment 3: Original Petition
    Attachment 4: Appendix to Original Petition

    August 27, 2015 DENIED


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    AZStateBar
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    15 Apr 2014 05:19 PM
    John Furlong, General Counsel
    State Bar of Arizona
    4201 North 24th Street, Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    602-340-7236 (phone)
    602-271-4930 (fax)
    john.furlong@staff.azbar.org
    Bar Number 018356
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    JGarcia
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    15 Apr 2014 06:54 PM
    Jon M. Sands
    Federal Public Defender - District of Arizona
    Jennifer Y. Garcia (Ariz. Bar No. 021782)
    850 West Adams, Suite 201
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 382-2816
    Fax: (602) 889-3960
    Jennifer_Garcia@fd.org
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    EOrtiz123
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    19 May 2014 11:29 AM
    SHEILA SULLIVAN POLK (007514)
    ELIZABETH ORTIZ (012838)
    ARIZONA PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS’ ADVISORY COUNCIL
    1951 W. CAMELBACK RD. SUITE 202
    PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85015
    TELEPHONE: (602) 542-7222
    FAX: (602) 274-4215
    Sheila.Polk@yavapai.us
    Elizabeth.Ortiz@apaac.az.gov
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    JGarcia
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    13 Jun 2014 07:37 PM
    Jon M. Sands
    Federal Public Defender - District of Arizona
    Jennifer Y. Garcia (Ariz. Bar No. 021782)
    850 West Adams, Suite 201
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 382-2816
    Fax: (602) 889-3960
    Jennifer_Garcia@fd.org

    Bruce F. Peterson
    Legal Advocate – Maricopa County
    Kerri L. Chamberlin (Arizona Bar No. 018295)
    Deputy Legal Advocate
    222 North Central Avenue, Suite 154
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Telephone (602) 506-4111
    Facsimile (602) 372-1987
    chamberlink@mail.maricopa.gov

    Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
    David J. Euchner (Arizona Bar No. 021768)
    Kathleen E. Brody (Arizona Bar No. 026331)
    P.O. Box 41213
    Phoenix, AZ 85080
    Telephone (480) 812-1700
    Facsimile (480) 812-1736


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    jzick1
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    07 Jul 2014 06:26 PM
    Reply to Comments to Amended Petition to Amend Rules 31.2, 31.4(a), 31.13(f), 32.4, and 32.9, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure

    Petitioners:
    Thomas C. Horne
    ATTORNEY GENERAL
    (Firm State Bar No. 14000)
    Jeffrey A. Zick (State Bar No. 018712)
    Chief Counsel
    Jeffrey L. Sparks (State Bar No. 027536)
    Assistant Attorney General
    Capital Litigation Section
    1275 West Washington
    Phoenix, Arizona 85007–2997
    Telephone: (602) 542–4686
    cadocket@azag.gov
    jeffrey.zick@azag.gov
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    AZStateBar
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    09 Jan 2015 05:12 PM
    John A. Furlong, Bar No. 018356
    General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona
    4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Phone: 602-340-7236
    Fax: 602-271-4930
    patricia.seguin@staff.azbar.org
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    deuchner
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    16 Jan 2015 12:44 PM
    ARIZONA ATTORNEYS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE
    PO BOX 41213
    PHOENIX, AZ 85080-1213
    (480) 812-1700
    DAVID J. EUCHNER, #021768
    Chair, Amicus/Rules Committee
    david.euchner@pima.gov
    KATHLEEN E. BRODY, #026331
    President
    kbrody@omlaw.com
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    JGarcia
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    16 Jan 2015 03:47 PM
    Additional Comment and Exhibits 1-4

    Jon M. Sands
    Federal Public Defender - District of Arizona
    Jennifer Y. Garcia (Ariz. Bar No. 021782)
    850 West Adams, Suite 201
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 382-2816
    Fax: (602) 889-3960
    Jennifer_Garcia@fd.org

    ATTACHMENT 1: Additional Comment to Petition to Amend Rules (Word document)
    ATTACHMENT 2: Additional Comment to Petition to Amend Rules (PDF document)
    ATTACHMENT 3: Alabama Senate Bill No. 194
    ATTACHMENT 4: Alabama House Bill No. 216
    ATTACHMENT 5: California's Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2014
    ATTACHMENT 6: Kansas Senate Bill No. 257

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    JGarcia
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    16 Jan 2015 03:49 PM
    Jon M. Sands
    Federal Public Defender - District of Arizona
    Jennifer Y. Garcia (Ariz. Bar No. 021782)
    850 West Adams, Suite 201
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 382-2816
    Fax: (602) 889-3960
    Jennifer_Garcia@fd.org

    Exhibits 5-10 to reply

    ATTACHMENT 1: Tennessee House Bill 2466
    ATTACHMENT 2: Tennessee House Bill 2466
    ATTACHMENT 3: Louisiana House Bill No. 71
    ATTACHMENT 4: Fiscal Note for Louisiana House Bill No. 71
    ATTACHMENT 5: Missouri Senate Bill No. 945
    ATTACHMENT 6: Missouri Bar Executive Committee Review of Senate Bill No. 945
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    JGarcia
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    16 Jan 2015 03:50 PM
    Jon M. Sands
    Federal Public Defender - District of Arizona
    Jennifer Y. Garcia (Ariz. Bar No. 021782)
    850 West Adams, Suite 201
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 382-2816
    Fax: (602) 889-3960
    Jennifer_Garcia@fd.org


    Exhibit 10 to Reply

    ATTACHMENT 1: Colorado Senate Bill No. 14-069
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    steinfeldm
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    16 Jan 2015 04:09 PM
    COMMENT OF THE MARICOPA COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE OPPOSING PETITION TO AMEND RULES 31.2, 31.4, 31.13, AND 32.9 OF ARIZONA RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

    Mikel Steinfeld
    AZ Bar No. 024996
    Tennie Martin
    AZ Bar No. 016257
    Maricopa County
    Public Defender’s Office
    620 West Jackson Street, Suite 4015
    Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2423
    (602) 506-7711
    steinfeldm@mail.maricopa.gov
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    jzick1
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    16 Jan 2015 05:11 PM
    Response to Request for Additional Comments

    MARK BRNOVICH
    ATTORNEY GENERAL
    (Firm State Bar No. 14000)

    Jeffrey A. Zick (State Bar No. 018712)
    Chief Counsel
    Jeffrey L. Sparks (State Bar No. 027536)
    Assistant Attorney General
    John Pressley Todd (State Bar No. 003863)
    Assistant Attorney General
    Capital Litigation Section
    1275 West Washington
    Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2997
    Telephone: (602) 542-4686
    Email: cadocket@azag.gov
    Attachments
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