Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey named Phoenix attorney and constitutional law specialist Clint Bolick to the Arizona Supreme Court last week.
It is the first judicial appointment to the high court Ducey has made since becoming governor.
Bolick, who is an independent, has long advocated economic, educational and expressive freedoms. His expertise spans state and federal law, business, property, health care, education, public pensions, family matters and elections. Since 2007 he has served as vice president for litigation at the Goldwater Institute; he also gained extensive experience as an attorney for several foundations and high-profile federal agencies.
“Clint is nationally renowned and respected as a constitutional law scholar and as a champion of liberty,” Ducey said. “He brings extensive experience and expertise, an unwavering regard for the rule of law and a firm commitment to the state and citizens of Arizona. I’m confident Clint will serve impartially and honorably in this important role.”
National news columnist George Will called Bolick “the prime mover in landmark litigation,” and Stanford University Law Professor G. Marcus Cole praised him as the people’s choice.
“If my own liberty were under assault, the very first person I would seek to defend it would be Clint Bolick,” Cole said. “The people of Arizona could not have a better defender of their precious rights and liberties than Clint.”
Bolick is an alumnus of Drew University and the University of California at Davis School of Law.
“I am deeply honored by Governor Ducey's appointment from a stellar group of nominees to the Arizona Supreme Court,” Bolick said. “I cherish Arizona, our Constitution and the precious freedoms it protects. I look forward to serving all of our citizens with integrity, fairness, compassion, and a devotion to justice.”
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