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News Release - 5/31/2013

Six Applicants Being Considered for Arizona Court of Appeals

The public is asked for comments on six applicants for an opening on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Philip Hall.

The applicants are Kenton D. Jones, Elizabeth A. McFarland, Mark R. Moran, Kenneth E. Moyer, John P. Plante, and Mark A. Sippel. Their applications can be viewed online at

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on June 17, 2013. 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  Comments must be received by June 12 to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

At the June 17 meeting the commission will decide which applicants will be interviewed for the opening.  The selected applicants will be interviewed on July 15, 2013.  After the interviews the commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Jan Brewer, who will appoint the new judge.

Posted On: 5/31/2013