Chief justice asks Ducey to veto Supreme Court expansion bill

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Scott Bales. :Photo- handoutBy Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times

Chief Justice Scott Bales wants Gov. Doug Ducey to veto a bill that would add two new justices to the Arizona Supreme Court.

In a May 5 letter, Bales asked Ducey to veto HB2537, which the Legislature passed several days earlier. The bill expands the court to seven justices from five, which Bales described as unnecessary.

“Additional justices are not required by the Court’s caseload, and an expansion of the Court (whatever people may otherwise think of its merits) is not warranted when other court-related needs are underfunded,” Bales wrote.

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