With Pelander's Retirement, Gov. Ducey To Get 4th Appointment To Arizona Supreme Court

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:20pm
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On Tuesday, Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander announced he will retire on March 1, 2019.

That means Gov. Doug Ducey will pick a justice to take his place, his fourth appointment to the seven-person court.

Two of those came after the Legislature expanded the court from five justices to seven back in 2016.

To talk about this, The Show reached out to Joe Kanefield, an attorney with Ballard Spahr and former general counsel to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

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