court appointments

Feb 22, 2017

4 Superior Court judges among 5 nominees for appointments

A state commission has nominated four Superior Court judges and another attorney for appointments to fill two vacancies on the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Oct 18, 2016

Arizona governor appoints Paul McMurdie to appeals court

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to an open seat on the Arizona Court of Appeals.

May 2, 2016

Senators vote to expand state Supreme Court from five to seven justices

State senators voted Monday to expand the Supreme Court in what one Democrat lawmaker called a “power grab” by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Oct 19, 2015

Judicial panel will interview nine for Supreme Court vacancy

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will interview nine of the 12 applicants for the Arizona Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Rebecca White Berch’s retirement, which will be Gov. Doug Ducey’s first appointment to the state’s highest court.

Oct 18, 2013

Judicial imbalance

Relatively few private attorneys want to become judges in Arizona

Stagnant salaries and diminished retirement benefits keep private attorneys from joining Arizona’s bench, which is becoming unbalanced by increasing numbers of former government lawyers, said a lobbyist for Arizona judges.

Battle over how judges are appointed could resurface
Jul 22, 2013

Commission to take neutral stance in lawsuit over judicial appointments

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments voted unanimously Monday to be a neutral defendant in a lawsuit alleging a new law that expands the pool of judicial nominees is unconstitutional.