Arizona Court of Appeals Hears Argument in Challenge to Waste Burning Facility as Renewable
On February 25, 2015, the Arizona Court of Appeals (Division One) heard oral argument on the ACC's appeal of Judge McClennan's decision that the ACC abused its discretion and acted contrary to law when it approved a waste burning facility as a pilot project under the renewable energy rules. Audio of the argument can be found here. A video is available here.
Center Co-Authored Amicus Brief in the Redistricting Case
The Center, along with other law firms, filed an Amicus Brief in support of the Independent Redistricting Commission in the case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 2, 2015. The Arizona Legislature filed the lawsuit in 2013, claiming that the voter-approved independent redistricting system violated the United States Constitution. In the friend of the court brief filed by the League of Women Voters and other supporters of the initiative that created the Commission, amici point out that under Arizona's constitution, the legislative power is shared by the people and legislature, and that the people have exercised their legislative power throughout the history of the state to regulate elections. The amicus brief is available below.