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Center Attorney Speaking at Clean Air Symposium

January 13, 2011: Today, Center staff attorney Joy Herr-Cardillo is speaking at ASU's annual Arizona State Law Journal conference. This year's topic is "Clearing the Air: Clean Air, Climate Change and Sustainability in Arizona". Ms. Herr-Cardillo is currently working on several cases aimed at improving Arizona's air quality and environmental sustainability.

Center Wraps Up Flores Trial

On January 11, Center staff attorney Tim Hogan finished presenting evidence in this nearly 20-year old case. Questioning witnesses in front of Judge Rainer Collins in Tucson's federal courthouse, Mr. Hogan showed that when English Language Learner students are segregated for two-thirds of every school day for more than one year, they are being denied equal access to education. The state has not shown that it can teach English to students within a year, yet it continues to ghettoize students in English language classes for four hours every day. These students are missing out on all other aspects of the curriculum, including basics such as math, science and social studies.

The Judge has ordered the parties to submit concluding briefs, findings of fact, and conclusions of law by March 10. The Center expects a ruling in late Spring.

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Center Exceeds Year-End Fund Goal

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Center exceeded 2010's year-end fund goal of $50,000 by a whopping $13,639! We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the 241 donors who raised a total of $63,639, all of which ensures the Center's continued ability to protect Arizona for Arizonans.