Attacking what he called racial and ethnic segregation, the Phoenix district attorney filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against Arizona court programs set up to provide treatment for Spanish-speaking and Indian drunken-driving offenders."
Phoenix DA Andrew Thomas
The programs are not actually courts. They are probation programs that steer people to therapy and other treatment in an effort to combat alcohol addiction, though a judge may impose jail or other sanctions for people who violate the terms.
What does he really care about? Mr. Thomas, a Republican, said he acted out of an obligation to uphold the Constitution. But then, of course he let the real deal slip, saying the Spanish-language and Indian courts had resulted in disparate treatment among offenders, with defendants in the special courts receiving lighter penalties for violating probation.
Ah, that's what this is about.