Rule Impacts Report

Supreme Court

 Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court

 Rule  Will Affect   Summary and Impact 

Rule 1

R-10-0009

AOC contact:
Patrick Scott

Supreme Court

Superior court

Judges

Clerks

Admin

This rule amendment clarifies that there is no fee for filing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.  References that were previously made in the rule and in post-conviction form #1 to applications to proceed in forma pauperis have been deleted.

Impact:
 Fee codes for a petition for a writ of habeas corpus should show “no charge”.


Rule 94(b)

R-10-0029

Emergency effective date:

July 29, 2010

Open for comment until May 20, 2011

AOC contact:
Patrick Scott

Superior court

Judges

Clerks

Admin

This rule has been amended to conform to HB 2109.  It allows the presiding judge of the county to close the Superior Court on the day after Thanksgiving, and to keep the court open on Columbus Day, if the county’s board of supervisors has designated the day after Thanksgiving as a legal holiday in place of Columbus Day.

Impact:
 The court’s calendar should conform to the holiday schedule that has been adopted.


Rule 111(g)

R-10-0008


AOC contact:
Patrick Scott

Court of Appeals

Judges

Clerks

Notwithstanding Rule 111(b), the Supreme Court may order that either an entire or a specified portion of an opinion certified for publication by the Court of Appeals not be published.

Impact:
 Depublication of an opinion does not alter the result in the Court of Appeals.  (See further 32 Ariz. State Law Journal 175, footnote 15.)