Senators vote to expand state Supreme Court from five to seven justices

Arizona Capitol Times graphicBy 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.

Continued:

Share this!

Additional Articles

Rose Law Group pc values “outrageous client service.” We pride ourselves on hyper-responsiveness to our clients’ needs and an extraordinary record of success in achieving our clients’ goals. We know we get results and our list of outstanding clients speaks to the quality of our work.

News Categories
May 2016
M T W T F S S
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031