The public is asked for comments on 14 applicants for an opening created on the Arizona Supreme Court when Justice Andrew Hurwitz was nominated and confirmed as a judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The applicants are Susan M. Brnovich, Michael J. Brown, Christina M. Cabanillas, Kent E. Cattani, David R. Cole, Bennett E. Cooper, John C. Gemmill, Philip L. Hall, Diane M. Johnsen, Regina L. Nassen, Douglas L. Rayes, Thomas L. Schoaf, Ann A. Scott Timmer and Lawrence F. Winthrop. Their applications for the position can be viewed online at http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc.
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on July 31. The meeting will be held at the Arizona State Courts Building in Phoenix, 1501 W. Washington, Conference Room 345, starting at 10:00 a.m. Citizens may address the commission at that time or send written comments to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be received by July 27 to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.
At the July 31 meeting, the commission will decide which applicants will be interviewed for the opening. The selected applicants will be interviewed on August 20. After the interviews the commission will recommend at least three nominees to Governor Jan Brewer, who will appoint the new justice.