Thursday, October 22, 2015

Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Arizona Supreme Court

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Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Arizona Supreme Court
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is asking for public comment on nine candidates for an opening on the Arizona Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Rebecca White Berch.
The candidates are:
 Clint D. Bolick, Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute
 Michael J. Brown, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
 Kent E. Cattani, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
 Daisy J. Flores, of Flores & Clark, LLC
 Andrew W. Gould, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
 Maurice Portley, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
 Timothy J. Thomason, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge
 Samuel A. Thumma, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
 Lawrence F. Winthrop, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
The agenda and applications for the office can be viewed online at the Commission’s website http://azcourts.gov/jnc. 
The Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m. on November 20, 2015 to hear public comment and interview the candidates.
Written comments can be sent to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or by e-mail to jnc@courts.az.gov.
Comments should be received no later than November 18 to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.
After the interviews the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new justice.

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