Andrew Gould

May 6, 2022

Local prosecutors differ on abortion enforcement

The U.S. Supreme Court could rewrite the national landscape for abortion access, but it’s up to local officials to enforce any restrictions – and candidates running for key offices in Arizona have different plans if Roe v. Wade is reversed. 

Apr 28, 2022

After court losses, ballot initiative backers regroup

As in most recent election years, Arizonans will probably get the chance to vote on several ballot initiatives this November, but this year’s measures come on the heels of court rulings that have blocked a pair of high-profile proposals. 

Apr 15, 2022

Audit probe poses problem for next AG

The extraordinary interim report that Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued on his election fraud investigation last week indicated that the probe might take months or even years to finish, which suggests it might not be over by the time Brnovich leaves office next January. That means the controversial and politically charged investigation could be dropped […]

Aug 6, 2021

Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape

Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.

Jul 8, 2021

Ducey picks former aide for Supreme Court

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday chose Kathryn Hackett King as the newest Arizona Supreme Court justice, making her his record-shattering sixth high court pick.

Jun 11, 2021

Supreme Court finalists tout varied experience

The 60-day clock is ticking for Gov. Doug Ducey to choose his sixth Arizona Supreme Court justice from a list of seven applicants submitted by the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments.

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May 21, 2021

Races for 2022 statewide offices taking shape

Arizona is sitting somewhere between keeping the 2020 election alive and preparing for the 2022 election, where all statewide executive offices will be on the ballot as well as a U.S. Senate seat.

Mar 12, 2021

Supreme Court justice to retire

A Gov. Doug Ducey-appointed Supreme Court justice announced his retirement today, effective April 1, after about three years on the bench, capping a total of 20 years as a judge.

Jan 12, 2021

Supreme Court hears Tucson election case

An attorney for the city of Tucson asked Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday to slap back yet another effort by state lawmakers to tell charter cities when they have to hold their elections. Jean-Jacques Cabou said the whole purpose of the Arizona Constitution in allowing cities to adopt charters was to give them control of matters […]

Jul 31, 2020

Court rules utility regulators can take over private company

The Arizona Corporation Commission has the legal right to seize managerial control of utilities that pose a risk to public health and safety, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a 6-1 decision, the justices rejected claims by George Johnson and family members, owners of Johnson Utilities, that there was no constitutional authority for the […]

Sep 4, 2019

Ducey appoints Montgomery to high court

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon, making the controversial Maricopa County attorney Ducey’s fifth selection to the state’s highest court.

Mar 5, 2019

State’s chief justice to retire, leaves Ducey with 5th pick to Supreme Court

Chief Justice Scott Bales informed Governor Doug Ducey today he plans to retire this summer once his term as chief justice is up.