Friday, June 29, 2007


The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled today that the Governor was not immune to legal action for hiding behind a non-binding legal opinion, issued by Attorney General Terry Goddard, stopping the implementation of the benefits section of Proposition 200, “Protect Arizona Now.” Arizona Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen was pleased with the court’s ruling.

“No longer can Janet Napolitano use Attorney General Goddard as a shield as she seeks to skirt the rule of law,” said Pullen. “This court ruling shows that the Governor cannot set state policy based on non-binding legal opinions by the Attorney General, no matter how much she dislikes what the voters have willed.”

This appeal was filed after the trial court ruled that their was no civil recourse regarding the Governor’s Proposition 200 proclamation directing the state executive branch on how to enforce the proposition. The Court of Appeals has now ruled that parties can bring suit against the Governor and state agencies on their failure to enforce Proposition 200.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hey, love the blog. Not sure if you've heard of this, but Hispanic News is calling for a boycott of Food City (owned by the Bashas' chain) for the company's support of right-wing, anti-hispanic radio.

The company is all over the press right now. A couple days ago Bashas' and Food City were accused of selling expired baby formula!

And get this, Eddie Basha (the owner) won an honorary degree last year from U of A in part for childhood nutrition. What else is this company going to get into?