Legal

Federal judge rules on victim compensation in Arpaio civil contempt case

PHOENIX – A federal judge who ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated a court order to curb racial profiling decided Tuesday the county will have to pay at least $1,000 to each person unlawfully detained. But the judge delayed a decision on other penalties until June 30.

Miranda rights turn 50: You have the right to remain silent

You may have heard it on TV: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." This short statement is part of the Miranda Warning that law enforcement officers are required to say before you are arrested.

Working hard? Do the new overtime rules impact you?

Workers earning less than $23,660 annually are guaranteed overtime pay when logging more than 40 hours per week. But on Dec. 1, the United States Department of Labor will update this overtime rule. The updated rule will mean workers who are paid $47,476 annually or less will now be guaranteed overtime pay.

Cronkite News Legal Special: May 24, 2016

The Cronkite News team reports on legal issues from across Arizona, including efforts to fund housing for homeless veterans, an end to dog racing in the state and expanding internet access for low-income students.

Arizona teacher survey: Use Prop 123 to raise salaries

PHOENIX – Some Arizona teachers want Proposition 123 money to be used to increase teacher pay, but the state’s two major teacher associations disagree over how the money should be spent.