Gov. Jan Brewer is planning to attend a “Passing of the Gavel” party tomorrow for Chief Justice Ruth McGregor’s impending retirement at the end of the month, and sources say the governor might give a short speech. Some at the Legislature have noted that because the governor’s challenge will be heard Tuesday, with McGregor still presiding over the court, the event presents the appearance of impropriety.
One legislative source said GOP leadership is planning to steer clear of the meeting for that reason.
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