Mauricio R. Hernandez (#020181)
P.O. Box 7347
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Telephone: (623) 363-2649 [email protected]
This petition would amend Arizona Supreme Court Rule 28, "Procedure for Adoption, Amendment, and Abrogation of Court Rules," specifically subsection (g) (3) "Notice," by proposing that where the Court takes action on a petition, notices should contain a simple disclosure of the Court's thinking and the polling of justices. This proposal supports longstanding state policy favoring open, transparent, and accountable government and an informed Arizona citizenry.
Would amend Sup. Ct. Rule 28(g)(3) to require the Sup. Ct. to explain its reasons for granting or denying rule petitions
Filed January 10, 2020.
Comment must be submitted on or before May 1, 2020.
Replies must be submitted on or before June 1, 2020.
ORDERED: Petition to Amend Arizona Rules Supreme Court, Rule 28(g)(3) = DENIED.
While the Court declines to adopt a proposal mandating that every denial of a rule petition be explained, nothing in Rule 28, Rules of the Supreme Court, prevents the Court from explaining its reasons for rejecting a specific proposal if the Court concludes an explanation would be helpful. The Court will endeavor in future rule petition cycles to exercise its discretion and explain its reasoning when it would be helpful to do so.