Sayama Mohini Devi Dasi is a pujari (temple priest) at the Radha-Krishna Lotus ISKCON Temple in Phoenix.
Nori J. Muster is a writer and artist based in Mesa, Ariz. Her 2001 book Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life Behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement chronicles the years she spent as a member of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, as well as the movement’s inner workings and eventual decline. She has […]
James Weinstein is a professor of constitutional law and a faculty fellow at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Arizona State University. He is also an associate fellow at the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge. His areas of research are constitutional law, particularly free speech, as well as jurisprudence and legal history.
Read a July 23, 2014, Los Angeles Times story about Arizona’s execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood III. Wood’s lawyers thought he was gasping for breath for more than 90 minutes, while others said he was snoring.
Read a July 7, 2014, New York Times story about a 2008 law that may be behind the rise in children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.
Joseph La Rue serves as legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which describes itself as “an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.” He is based in the organization’s Scottsdale, Ariz., headquarters. The alliance supported the measure approved in February 2014 by the Arizona Legislature to […]
Read a Feb. 21, 2014, New York Times story about Arizona legislation that would let business owners use religious objections as justification for refusing service to gay couples.
Carla Woody is the founding president of Kenosis Spirit Keepers, an Arizona-based nonprofit whose mission is to “honor and preserve the integrity of indigenous wisdom and sacred cultural practices by providing cross-cultural exchanges, education, and community-building opportunities.”
The National Center on Disability and Journalism provides guidance to reporters on disabilities coverage. It’s based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Jake Geller is coordinator.