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Measure Details

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Judicial Department

Arizona Ballot Measure - Proposition 115

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Constitution
Judicial Branch

Yes
553,132
(27.66%)

Argument For

No
1,446,970
(72.34%)

Argument Against

Measure Text

Increases term length and raises the retirement age for justices and judges; modifies membership of court appointment commissions; requires Arizona Supreme, Appellate, and Superior Courts to publish decisions online and to transmit a copy of judicial performance reviews of each judge up for retention to the state legislature.

A "yes" vote shall have the effect of (1) increasing 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.

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