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About the Arizona State Supreme Court:

The Arizona State Supreme Court is the highest court in Arizona and reviews appeals from lower state courts. Much like the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court chooses which cases to review and can overturn a decision from a lower court.

The Basics of the Arizona State Supreme Court:

The Arizona State Supreme Court is the highest court in Arizona and reviews appeals from lower state courts. Much like the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court chooses which cases to review and can overturn a decision from a lower court. The only cases the Arizona Supreme Court is required to review are death penalty cases. In Arizona, each Justice is appointed by the Governor to a six-year term and must retire at age 70. Justices oversee the State Bar of Arizona and can disbar or suspend attorneys who have been charged with misconduct.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the Arizona State Supreme Court:

The Arizona State Supreme Court is the highest court in Arizona and reviews appeals from lower state courts. Much like the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court chooses which cases to review and can overturn a decision from a lower court. The only cases the Arizona Supreme Court is required to review are death penalty cases. In Arizona, each Justice is appointed by the Governor to a six-year term and must retire at age 70. Justices oversee the State Bar of Arizona and can disbar or suspend attorneys who have been charged with misconduct. Of the seven Justices on the Arizona Supreme Court, one Justice is chosen by their peers to serve as Chief Justice, who has the additional task of overseeing the administration of all Arizona courts. The Chief Justice also presides over Senate impeachment trials, but renders no decision as to the guilt or innocence of the public official in question since the process is a political trial.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.