Thursday, January 7, 2016

Clint Bolick joins the Arizona Supreme Court!

I have some great news to share you with today. The Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick will soon join the Arizona Supreme Court as its newest justice. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced earlier today that he selected Clint for the state’s highest court.

Unlike the U.S Supreme Court, state supreme courts rarely have constitutional scholars. Clint is well-positioned to advance the development of state constitutional law and enforce the freedom-oriented provisions of the Arizona state constitution. In turn, these precedents can be exported to other states.
As a litigator, Clint has vindicated the fundamental constitutional rights of all Americans, including winning landmark cases that protected the right to earn an honest living and expanded educational options for children nationwide. Americans can count on Clint to be on the side of all Americans in defending our constitutional freedoms.

And this brings me to some additional news I am excited to share.

Constitutional scholar and litigator Timothy Sandefur will succeed Clint as Vice President for Litigation, leading the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation. Tim currently serves as a principal attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation. He is the lead attorney for that organization’s Economic Liberty Project and works daily to protect businesses against abusive government regulations. He has won important victories for free enterprise in California, Kentucky, Missouri, Oregon, and other states. His published books include Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America (updated for 2016), The Right to Earn A Living: Economic Freedom And The Law (2010), and The Conscience of The Constitution (2013).

To reach Clint in the future, please email To welcome Tim, please email him at

Darcy Olsen
Goldwater Institute |

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