Downtown Devils to be recognized in April

March 30, 2011

The most outstanding Downtown Phoenix campus leaders will be celebrated at an annual award recognition ceremony in April.

The Distinguished Devils Awards will take place at 5 p.m., April 13, in First Amendment Forum inside the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Please RSVP by April 8 via DowntownDevils">"> if you plan to attend the ceremony. Download Full Image

“As the end of the current academic year approaches, we want to reflect upon the great achievements of our Downtown students because they are an amazing group of student employees and leaders,” said Christina Hernandez, Recognition Committee Chair. “The event will reflect the overall achievements of all students and will honor the award recipients.”

Student leaders will be publicly recognized by the Recognition Committee and Educational Outreach & Student Services for their hard work, honorable activities, social conscience and overall excellence. Award descriptions include Outstanding Student Organization, Outstanding Student Leader, Academic Champion and Trailblazer. All winners will receive an award and certificate for their contributions to the Downtown Phoenix campus.

All nominees are affiliated with the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus by meeting several criteria. Nominations were taken over a two-week period starting in March and decided by the seven-member Recognition Committee.

For more information on the Distinguished Downtown Devils Recognition & Awards, visit">">

Reporter , ASU Now


Bender quoted in 'Republic' regarding Sen. Bundgaard’s future

March 30, 2011

Paul">">Paul Bender, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, was quoted in a March 26 Arizona Republic article entitled, “Senate GOP unsure about Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s story, future,” by reporter Mary K. Reinhart.

The article discussed the release of the Phoenix police’s report of Bundgaard’s Feb. 25 altercation. In addition, the article focused on the next steps, including whether charges would be brought against Bundgaard. On March 24, Phoenix police submitted the case to Phoenix prosecutors who will decide whether to bring charges against Bundgaard. Download Full Image

And while the state Constitution generally provides legislators with immunity from arrest during session, legislators don’t have protection from prosecution. However, Bender argued that a judge, in a case like this, would likely delay the proceeding.

"He has no immunity from prosecution," Bender said. "But if he's involved in legislative business, you would expect that a judge would defer the trial or any depositions."

To read the entire article, click here.

Bender"> teaches courses on U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is co-author of the two-volume casebook/treatise, Political and Civil Rights in the United States. Bender has argued more than 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and actively participates in constitutional litigation in federal and state courts.

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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law