Monica Lindstrom

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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Arizona remains in state of confusion regarding abortions

Eventually, Arizona will have clarity on abortion law. For now, KTAR legal expert Monica Lindstrom says it is in a state of confusion.
5 months ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Abortion no longer a constitutional right, states to make decision

Roe and Casey are overturned. There is no longer a constitutional right to abortion. However, the question of whether an abortion is legal has reverted back to the states for each of them to decide on their own.
6 months ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: It will come down to the states, not Supreme Court, to rule on abortion legality

The issue of whether an abortion will be legal and any rules regarding it will revert back to the states, not the Supreme Court, for each of them to decide on their own, writes Monica Lindstrom.
7 months ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Brnovich appeal to Arizona Supreme Court makes sense

KTAR legal analyst Monica Lindstrom thinks it's a good move by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to petition the Arizona Supreme Court to hear his appeal in a case about laws that were ruled unconstitutional.
1 year ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Why judge rejected Arizona ban on mask mandates

KTAR legal expert Monica Lindstrom explains the reasons behind a judge's decision to strike down Arizona's ban on face mask mandates.
1 year ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Police may need to be part of Phoenix oversight office

Phoenix's requirement that no current or former law enforcement be part of a new police oversight office appears to be in direct conflict with recently signed Arizona laws, writes KTAR News legal expert Monica Lindstrom.
2 years ago
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Legally Speaking: Arizona employees could be required to get virus vaccine

With coronavirus vaccines on the horizon, Arizona employers could require their employees to get the virus vaccine but there would be exceptions.
2 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Maricopa County ballot lawsuit could have merit

KTAR legal expert Monica Lindstrom says the Maricopa County ballot lawsuit could have merit, whether it's for affecting ongoing races or correcting a procedural issue for the next election.
2 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Why Arizona’s voter registration deadline was extended

A judge conducted a balancing test before ruling that Arizona's voter registration deadline should be extended, writes KTAR legal expert Monica Lindstrom.
2 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Mountainside not throwing in towel on Ducey lawsuit

In the epic legal battle of Ducey v. Mountainside, all thought Gov. Doug Ducey had won, but Mountainside Fitness is not done yet.
2 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Mountainside Fitness has good case against Ducey

KTAR legal expert Monica Lindstrom believes Mountainside Fitness has a good case to remain open despite Gov. Doug Ducey's executive order.
2 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: COVID-19 pandemic rough on recently divorced parents

If you are a parent who has gone through a divorce during the COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty can be confusing and overwhelming.
3 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Appeals decision is step closer to end of Arias legal saga

Is the end of the Jodi Arias legal saga near? Doubtful, but its end is closer after two decisions went against the convicted murderer.
3 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Uber/Lyft airport fees decision still up in the air

KTAR legal analyst Monica Lindstrom is torn about what the final result will be after Arizona AG Mark Brnovich said the Phoenix City Council’s decision to impose fees on pick up and drop offs at the airport by all transportation network companies might be unconstitutional.
3 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Phoenix City Council has viable argument for rideshare fee

I hate to say it, but I think they will win. The Phoenix City Council has a valid enough argument for its rideshare fees at Sky Harbor Airport.
3 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Reversal in Jodi Arias case possible, but not likely

Did Jodi Arias win again? The answer to that question is in the hands of three judges at the Arizona Court of Appeals. My prediction is no, but there is always a chance.
3 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Indictment, arrest just start of Arizona adoption scandal

Here's what the counts mean against Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, who has been indicted in an adoption scheme.
3 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: What can be done about the Mountain Pointe scandal?

Legally speaking, what are some possible outcomes of the sports cheating scandal at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix?
3 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Brush and Nib ruling applies to very specific situation

The Arizona Supreme Court case on Brush & Nib is so fascinating because it triggers both the rights of free speech and free exercise of religion.
3 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Hacienda, state need to get out their checkbooks

After the Hacienda HealthCare victim's family signaled Wednesday they intend to file a lawsuit, the state and others involved will need to get out their checkbooks.
4 years ago
Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Here’s the latest on the college bribery scandal

More than a dozen parents -- including celebrities and one with Arizona ties -- were accused of paying lots of money to get their children into high-profile colleges.
4 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Will FBI make a difference in Glendale stun gun case?

KTAR News 92.3 FM's legal analyst Monica Lindstrom breaks down what the FBI could find in its investigation into an incident where a Glendale officer stunned a man 11 times during an aggressive traffic stop in 2017.
4 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: Is DNA enough to find Hacienda suspect guilty?

Authorities identified Nathan Sutherland as the Hacienda HealthCare sexual assault suspect using DNA. But will DNA be enough to find him guilty of the crime?
4 years ago
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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: $235M Suns arena deal is a win-win for the team, city

The Phoenix City Council approved a $235 million renovation plan for Talking Stick Resort Arena on Wednesday. This is why the much-scrutinized deal is a win-win.
4 years ago