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Judicial Selection

State Supreme Court voids "unconstitutional" change in judicial appointments

PHOENIX — Saying legislators acted unconstitutionally, the Arizona Supreme Court on Friday voided a measure designed to give Gov. Jan Brewer and her successors more choices when selecting judges.

September 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

More judgeship candidates OK, Arizona Supreme Court told

PHOENIX - State lawmakers are free to require that a governor get more choices to fill judicial vacancies, the Attorney General's Office argued Wednesday.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Panel seeks to scrap law adding judge nominees

PHOENIX - Members of a special judicial screening panel have asked the Arizona Supreme Court to void a law that would require them to give the governor more names from which to select new judges, calling the legislation unconstitutional.

July 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New push could expand judicial nominations

PHOENIX - Ignoring a possible legal challenge, state lawmakers are moving to require the governor be given more choices for who she can appoint to the Arizona Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the superior courts of Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

House panel OKs raising number of candidates for judge openings

PHOENIX - State lawmakers launched what could be considered an end-run of last year's voter rejection of a change in how judges are selected.

February 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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