[OPINION] Bolick v. Woods

Evan Bolick

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.)

Arizona Progress & Gazette

They are two of the biggest names in the Arizona legal world. Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods and Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick.  Earlier this week Father Bolick likely would have been proud as his son, Evan Bolick, sparred with Woods.  It was in Pinal County Superior Court over a profoundly dishonest effort by Woods to undercut the Apex Motor Club in Maricopa on behalf of his legal patron, Dan Erickson of the Attesa project near Casa Grande. Erickson’s feels his project so inadequate as to oppose another that he feels is too similarly situated.

We have written about the matter numerous times.

Lost In The Maricopa Woods April 17, 2017

The Worst Public Affairs Campaign Ever April 24, 2017

Smell & Wilmer. The Plot Thickens May 4, 2017

Horsepower Hypocrisy: The Endless Episodes May 18, 2017

In the courtroom exchange highlighted by inMaricopa.com. Bolick justifiably accused Woods’ bogus plaintiff of being paid. Woods denied the assertion. We don’t know how he could. Is Woods seriously contesting that his plaintiff, a paid petition circulator named Bonita Burks, wasn’t paid by Erickson’s effort to gather signatures against the project in Maricopa? It’s a matter of public record.

We don’t know if Woods watched Pinocchio cartoons as a kid but he has become a cartoon himself during this caper. He also continues to emulate the character’s worst tendencies. Kudos to Bolick for having the guts to call Woods out on it.

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