Judge Warns Both Sides to Stay Current in Sheriff Joe Profiling Case
July 19, 2012
As the long-standing civil rights trial involving the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office got under way on Thursday, the judge presiding over the federal case offered a warning for the attorneys arguing the case: Keep it current.
U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow told the attorneys involved that his ruling will be based on the facts as they stand presently, not when the lawsuit was filed in 2007.
"Keep in mind that I'm going to make a decision...based on the facts as I understand them today," Snow said, presiding over a packed hearing in the special proceedings courtroom in downtown Phoenix.
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