When we consider some Arizona legislators these days, we might think, “I don’t believe they even live in the same world as me!” Guess what? They may not! They are so different in their views, beliefs and values that they may seem to be different kinds of people altogether. That’s not a desert mirage; it’s real! But what makes them so different?
Maricopa County wants a federal judge to sanction Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and their lawyers in a case that Lake and Finchem filed in April seeking to block the use of electronic vote-counting machines in Arizona elections.
The commission that recommends salaries for lawmakers, executive officials and judges is hoping members of Arizona’s judiciary won’t have to go a full decade without a pay raise.
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.
Minors who go to Arizona judges instead of their parents for permission for an abortion are given approval nearly three out of every four times they ask.
Proposition 115 asserts that more is better when it comes to selection and retention of state judges in Pima and Maricopa counties as well as appellate and Supreme Court judges.