Case Summary

On October 23, 2020, Charlene R. Fernandez, the Minority Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives, along with David Bradley, the Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate, filed suit against the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments arguing that the Commission failed to "nominate qualified persons to the pool of qualified candidates" by nominating individuals who are allegedly ineligible to serve under the restrictions of Article IV, Part 2, Section 1 of the Arizona Constitution.

On October 29, 2020, the judge denied the plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction halting the selection of panel members while the case is pending.

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Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County - CV2020-095696