Libertarian Judge Wins Election
Article from Reason by Damon Root.
The Arizona electorate has voted overwhelmingly in favor of letting a libertarian jurist keep his seat on the state’s highest court. As the Arizona Republic reports, state Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick handily won his judicial retention election yesterday by a lopsided margin of 71 percent to 29 percent.
Bolick, a pioneering libertarian lawyer and co-founder of the Institute for Justice, was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2016 by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. Under the terms of the Arizona constitution, a state Supreme Court justice must stand in a judicial retention election two years after being appointed to the bench, and then stand again every six years after that.
It’s worth noting that Bolick prevailed in yesterday’s vote despite the best efforts of the liberal National Education Association, which funded anti-Bolick activities in an attempt at payback over Bolick’s vote in a case that the Arizona Capitol Times has described as “a ruling that knocked a tax hike for education off the ballot.” Unfortunately for these liberal activists, they have now lost soundly in both the courtroom and in the court of public opinion.
Bolick has already amassed an impressive record on the Arizona Supreme Court in the past two years and will no doubt continue to build upon it in the years to come.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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