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Referendum gives Arizona governor more power to pick judges, splits legal sector

Alli Gerkman
While the state bar association supports Proposition 115, which goes before voters in November, other members of the legal community oppose its passage . Among other changes, the measure would increase the number of nominees from which the governor makes judicial appointments and give the governor greater control over...

Arizona: Large pool of applicants vying for Supreme Court vacancy (Updated)

Alli Gerkman
Of the 14 applicants for a supreme court vacancy, the judicial nominating commission voted to interview nine, including three Democrats. This was the most Democrats to make it to the interview stage and could have provided the largest number of nominees from which to choose of three vacancies that Governor Brewer has...