University of Denver

Arizona: Proposition 115 would give governor more say on judicial appointments

Former Senior Director

A November ballot measure known as Proposition 115 would make two fairly substantial changes to the judicial nominating process, by requiring the commission to submit eight names (rather than at least three) to the governor for possible appointment and by limiting the role of the bar in selecting attorney commission members. Opponents of the proposal say that the measure “does away with the concept of merit selection” and might give the governor too much power.