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Tempe police and several other agencies are cracking down on underage drinking. Police have arrested over 237 people during their patrols on Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th. Youth were arrested for suspicion of Glossary Link minor consumption, minor in possession of alcohol and Glossary Link DUI.

This recent crackdown was spurred on after the tragic death of 18 year old college student, Naomi McClendon, who was intoxicated and fell to her death on March 30th.

 

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On Saturday, March 22, 2014 sixteen high school teams competed at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix, Arizona. University High School Team 4 took first place and will be going to the National Mock Trial Tournament held this year in Madison, Wisconsin. Brophy Team 3 took second place in the tournament followed by St. Gregory and Xavier Team 2 in fourth place.

 

To see pictures or to learn more about Mock Trial please click here.

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The ABA Young Lawyers Division is accepting entries for its Law Day Art Contest. The annual contest provides U.S. students grades 9 -12 the chance to get creative and win prizes worth up to $750! Students are encouraged to submit art pieces on this year’s theme, "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters." The deadline for entry is March 7, 2014.

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The We the People State competition was held Saturday, January 11. The students had a long day of simulated congressional hearings but in the end it was  Corona Del Sol who took first place and will be traveling to Washington D.C. to represent Arizona. Marcos de Niza placed second in the competition followed by Hamilton and then Skyline.

To learn more about the We the People program and other state competitions view the "Competitions" tab.

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