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9/9/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0569STATE v. SIMMONSMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Concur

9/4/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0939STATE v. KRENTIRASMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

9/4/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0442STATE v. KNOXMEMORANDUM
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

9/2/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0754STATE v. STRONGMEMORANDUM
 Randall M. Howe, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

8/21/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0307STATE v. RANDLESOPINION
 Andrew W. Gould, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

 

Whether Arizona Revised Statute section 13-716 and the recently amended Arizona Revised Statute section 41-1604.09 address the constitutional issue discussed in Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455, 2469 (2012) and expressly provide that juvenile offenders sentenced to life imprisonment shall be eligible for parole upon completion of their minimum sentence.


Constitutionality Decision

Holding Arizona Revised Statutes sections 13-716 and 13-751(A) are constitutional under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 2, Section 14, of the Arizona Constitution.

8/5/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0751STATE v. HERNANDEZMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

8/5/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0791STATE v. TARROPINION
 John C. Gemmill, Author; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

 

1.  Does the concept of an intoxicated person using a vehicle as a "stationary shelter" (as opposed to being in "actual physical control" of the vehicle) remain viable after our supreme court's opinion in State v. Zaragoza, 221 Ariz. 49, 209 P.3d 629 (2009)?

2.  Did the jury instruction recommend in Zaragoza sufficiently cover Defendant's "stationary shelter" defense, even though the words "stationary shelter" were not used?

7/31/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0136STATE v. ROBERTSONMEMORANDUM
 John C. Gemmill, Author; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/29/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0476STATE v. JARRETTMEMORANDUM
 John C. Gemmill, Author; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/29/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0452STATE v. PELAEZOPINION
 Donn Kessler, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur

 Can a judge order probation assessments against a defendant under ARS sections 12-114.01(A) and 12-269 without an underlying assessment or penalty?
7/29/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0294STATE v. CARDENAS-SALCIDOMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Patricia K. Norris, Concur; Maurice Portley, Concur

7/24/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0108STATE v. SHIVERSMEMORANDUM
 Michael J. Brown, Author; Randall M. Howe, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/24/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0495STATE v. ESKIVELMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Concur

7/24/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0083STATE v. GARCIAMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Concur

7/24/2014   1 CA-JV 14-0047DCS v. ANTHONY S., A.M.MEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Concur

7/23/2014   1 CA-CV 14-0272GALLARDO et al. v. STATE OF ARIZONA et al.OPINION
 Michael J. Brown, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Randall M. Howe, Special Concurrence

 

Whether an amendment to A.R.S. § 15-1441, which mandates that "a county with a population of at least three million persons shall elect two additional governing members" to its community college district board, constitutes a special law in violation of the Arizona Constitution.


Constitutionality Decision

Holding A.R.S. § 15-1441 unconstitutional under Article 4, Part 2, Section 19 of the Arizona Constitution, which prohibits the enactment of special laws.

7/22/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0076STATE v. RAMOSOPINION
 Michael J. Brown, Author; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

 

When a prosecutor comments on a defendant's failure to testify in violation of the Fifth Amendment, but the defendant does not object at trial, should the appellate court apply Henderson fundamental error analysis to determine whether the error is reversible?

7/22/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0447STATE v. DENBESTENMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur

7/22/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0491STATE v. BARBAMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Patricia K. Norris, Concur; Maurice Portley, Concur

7/22/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0046STATE v. SPENCERMEMORANDUM
 Randall M. Howe, Author; Michael J. Brown, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/17/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0881STATE v. GOMEZMEMORANDUM
 Margaret H. Downie, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/17/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0710STATE v. FORDMEMORANDUM
 Andrew W. Gould, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/17/2014   1 CA-JV 14-0017DANIEL F. v. DCS, C.F.MEMORANDUM
 Andrew W. Gould, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/17/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0689STATE v. KOECKESMEMORANDUM
 Patricia K. Norris, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Maurice Portley, Concur

7/15/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0424SULLIVAN v. HOMES et al.MEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

7/15/2014   1 CA-CR 12-0643STATE v. VARELAMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

7/15/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0276MIDTOWN v. FARMERSMEMORANDUM
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

7/15/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0276MIDTOWN v. FARMERSOPINION
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

 

Can an insurer be sued under A.R.S. § 33-934(A) if it pays a claim without resolving a perfected lien?

7/10/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0337HAVEN v. TAYLOR et al.MEMORANDUM
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

7/10/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0780STATE v. MONTEROMEMORANDUM
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

7/10/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0544STATE v. CUMMINGSMEMORANDUM
 Maurice Portley, Author; Donn Kessler, Concur; Patricia K. Norris, Concur

7/3/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0242YAMAHA v. ADOT, et al.MEMORANDUM
 Margaret H. Downie, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/3/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0179STATE v. DELGADOMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/3/2014   1 CA-JV 14-0029RAQUEL D. v. DCS, et al.MEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/3/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0433COVINO v. FORREST, et al.MEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/3/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0390WELZ v. LAKE HAVASUMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/3/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0640STATE v. YANCYMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

7/3/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0157STATE v. CORRELLMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; John C. Gemmill, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur

6/26/2014   1 CA-IC 13-0057BANNER HEALTH v. STAUFFERMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

6/26/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0600JAFFE v. CAPITAL ONEMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

6/26/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0298STATE v. DENBESTENMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

6/26/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0398STATE v. ZAMORAMEMORANDUM
 Margaret H. Downie, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

6/26/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0840STATE v. TORRESMEMORANDUM
 Margaret H. Downie, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

6/26/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0625STATE v. DUNBARMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Patricia K. Norris, Concur; Maurice Portley, Concur

6/26/2014   1 CA-JV 14-0021YESSICA M. v. DCS, et al.MEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

6/24/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0833STATE v. CREASEYMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

6/24/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0360US EXPRESS, et al. v. LELANDMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

6/17/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0553GUTIERREZ v. GUTIERREZMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

6/17/2014   1 CA-CR 13-0563STATE v. MALDONADOMEMORANDUM
 Donn Kessler, Author; Kenton D. Jones, Concur; Margaret H. Downie, Concur

6/17/2014   1 CA-CV 13-0386HANSON v. WHETTENMEMORANDUM
 Kenton D. Jones, Author; Margaret H. Downie, Concur; Donn Kessler, Concur

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