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9/9/2019   CV-18-0275-PRCITY OF PHOENIX et al v ORBITZ WORLDWIDE et alOPINION
 John R. Lopez, IV, Author; Clint Bolick, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; Scott Bales, Concur; Peter J. Eckerstrom, Concur; Ann A. Scott Timmer, Concur in part; Dissent in part; Robert M. Brutinel, Concur in the Dissent

8/23/2019   CR-16-0261-APSTATE OF ARIZONA v. JAMES CLAYTON JOHNSONOPINION
 Robert M. Brutinel, Author; Ann A. Scott Timmer, Concur; Clint Bolick, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; John R. Lopez, IV, Concur; Scott Bales, Concur; Paul J. McMurdie, Concur

 Constitutionality Decision

Upholding the constitutionality of A.RS. § 13-751(F)(6), which provides as an aggravating circumstance in a capital case that "the defendant committed the offense in an especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner", against the challenge that it is overly vague and provides inadequate guidance, in light of further narrowing instructions.

Affirming the holding of State v. Hidalgo, 241 Ariz. 543 (2017), cert. denied, 138 S. Ct. 1054 (2018), that the Arizona death penalty statutory scheme sufficiently narrows the class of defendants eligible for the death penalty in accordance with the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

8/15/2019   CV-18-0178-PRTRISHA A. v. DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SAFETY/L.A./L.A.OPINION
 John R. Lopez, IV, Author; Robert M. Brutinel, Concur; Ann A. Scott Timmer, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Author; Scott Bales, Concur; John Pelander, Concur; Clint Bolick, Dissent

8/15/2019   CV-19-0001-PRGILBERT AGUIRRE JR v. ICA/CITY OF GOODYEAR et alOPINION
 Andrew W. Gould, Author; Ann A. Scott Timmer, Concur; Clint Bolick, Concur; John R. Lopez, IV, Concur; Scott Bales, Concur

8/13/2019   CR-16-0261-APSTATE OF ARIZONA v JAMES CLAYTON JOHNSONOPINION
 Robert M. Brutinel, Author; Ann A. Scott Timmer, Concur; Clint Bolick, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; John R. Lopez, IV, Concur; Scott Bales, Concur; Paul J. McMurdie, Concur

 

Per ASC Order filed August 23, 2019, the Opinion filed August 13, 2019 is Withdrawn.

Please see Opinion filed August 23, 2019.

8/9/2019   CR-18-0380-PRSTATE OF ARIZONA v PHILIP JOHN MARTINOPINION
 Clint Bolick, Author; Robert M. Brutinel, Concur; Ann A. Scott Timmer, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; John R. Lopez, IV, Concur; Scott Bales, Concur; John Pelander, Concur

8/7/2019   CR-17-0425-APSTATE OF ARIZONA v ALAN MATTHEW CHAMPAGNEOPINION
 Clint Bolick, Author; Scott Bales, Concur; Robert M. Brutinel, Concur; Ann A. Scott Timmer, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; John R. Lopez, IV, Concur; John Pelander, Concur

 Constitutionality Decision

Upholding the constitutionality of A.R.S. § 13-751(F)(6), which provides as an aggravating circumstance in a capital case that “[t]he defendant committed the offense in an especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner,” against challenges that it is unconstitutionally vague and that this Court’s judicial narrowing of the aggravator violates separation of powers. 

 

Affirming the holding of State v. Hidalgo, 241 Ariz. 543 (2017), cert. denied, 138 S. Ct. 1054 (2018), that Arizona’s death penalty statutory scheme does not violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution or article 2, sections 4 and 15 of the Arizona Constitution.

 

7/24/2019   CV-19-0158-PRARIZONA CHAPTER et al v CITY OF PHOENIX et alOPINION
 Ann A. Scott Timmer, Author; Scott Bales, Concur; Clint Bolick, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur

7/17/2019   CR-18-0431-PRSTATE OF ARIZONA v STEPHEN JAY MALONE JROPINION
 Ann A. Scott Timmer, Author; Robert M. Brutinel, Concur; Clint Bolick, Concur; Andrew W. Gould, Concur; John R. Lopez, IV, Concur; John Pelander, Concur; Scott Bales, Concur in part; Dissent in part

7/16/2019   CR-18-0514-PRSTATE OF ARIZONA v HECTOR SEBASTION NUNEZ-DIAZOPINION
 Scott Bales, Author; Ann A. Scott Timmer, Concur; Clint Bolick, Concur; John Pelander, Concur; John R. Lopez, IV, Concur in the Result; Robert M. Brutinel, Concur in the Result; Andrew W. Gould, Concur in the Result

 

(Amended per email 07/16/2019)

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