By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times
State senators voted Monday to expand the Supreme Court in what one Democrat lawmaker called a “power grab” by Gov. Doug Ducey.
HB 2537 approved on a 18-12 party-line vote would add two more justices to the current five-member panel. The House already has approved the measure, meaning it now goes to the governor.
Ducey, who made one appointment earlier this year, has not discouraged the move to give him the opportunity to select two more justices — even if that means increasing the cost to taxpayers of running the judiciary.