Thursday, January 7, 2016

Reporter EJ Montini: Ducey's new Arizona Supreme 'Goldwater' Court

EJ Montini reporter for the Arizona Republic let's readers know what he thinks about AZ Governor Doug Ducey first appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court. be
Montini: Ducey's new Arizona Supreme 'Goldwater' Court
The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick arguing at the
The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick arguing at the Arizona Supreme Court, of which he is now a member (Photo: The Arizona Republic)
Excerpt Via Arizona Republic
Gov. Doug Ducey has decided that the newest member of the Arizona Supreme Court will be the conservative Goldwater Institute, the even more conservative American Legislative Exchange Council and the right-wing billionaire out-of-state brothers, Charles and David Koch.

Wait…didn’t the press release from the governor’s office say that he named as the latest Supreme Court judge an attorney named Clint Bolick?
Yeah. Same thing.
Bolick is a very smart big shot litigator with the Goldwater Institute, where he has been since 2007.
Technically, he calls himself an “independent” but he’s fairly simpatico with ALEC, the Kochs and their ilk.
And if you look at Bolick’s record over the years you learn that he and the institution he has run have worked very hard to cut the benefits and/or funding from cops and firefighters, poor people and public school children.
Now he is Gov. Ducey’s first appointment to the Supreme Court of Arizona.
I guess this tells us a little bit about the people Ducey cares about as well.
The Goldwater Institute fought to stop the Medicaid expansion for our poorest brothers and sisters in Arizona, a law that was signed by then-Gov. Jan Brewer. At the time, Attorney Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, which represented four Medicaid recipients who have intervened in the lawsuit, told The Arizona Republic, "It is easy for legislators to vote to deny benefits and health care to others when it's not going to affect them. They are on the state plan at taxpayer expense, so they are all set." 
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