Primary Election: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
star General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

 
 
 
Proposition 115

 

The Judicial Department

A concurrent resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of Arizona; amending Article vi, Sections 4, 12, 20, 36, 37, 39, 41 and 42, constitution of Arizona; relating to the judicial department.

A "yes" vote shall have the effect of (1) increasing the terms of Arizona Supreme Court justices, Appellate and Superior Court judges to eight years; (2) raising the retirement age for justices and judges from seventy to seventy-five; (3) changing membership of commissions on appellate and trial court appointments and procedures for appointing justices and judges; (4) requiring the Supreme, Appellate, and Superior courts to publish decisions online, (5) requiring the Supreme Court to send a copy of the judicial performance review of each justice and judge who is up for retention to the Legislature, and (6) allowing a joint legislative committee to meet and take testimony on justices and judges up for retention.

A "no" vote shall have the effect of keeping current constitutional law related to the courts.

 

Full Text of Proposed Amendment (PDF)

 

 

 
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