Supreme Court finalists tout varied experience

By Kyra Haas | Arizona Capitol Times

Close up of several volumes of law books of codes and statutes on consumer protection

The 60-day clock is ticking for Gov. Doug Ducey to choose his sixth Arizona Supreme Court justice from a list of seven applicants submitted by the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments.  

The new justice will fill the seat of previous Ducey appointee Andrew Gould, who retired from the bench earlier this year to throw his hat in the ring for attorney general. 

Ducey’s shortlist has five women and two men on it – he has yet to appoint a woman to the state’s high court. No Democrats applied. The choices are: 

  • Cynthia J. Bailey, a Republican Court of Appeals judge. 
  • David J. Euchner, a Libertarian Pima County public defender. 
  • Kathryn H. King, a Republican in private practice at BurnsBarton PLC. 
  • Jennifer M. Perkins, a Republican Court of Appeals judge. 
  • Adele G. Ponce, a Republican Maricopa County Superior Court judge. 
  • Patricia A. Starr, an independent Maricopa County Superior Court judge. 
  • David D. Weinzweig, an independent Court of Appeals judge. 

Arizona Capitol Times will take a closer look at each of Ducey’s possible choices, starting with three this week and four the next. 

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