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Ducey appoints ex-aide to fill state Supreme Court vacancy

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 13:15:10-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday announced he is filling an Arizona Supreme Court vacancy by appointing Kathryn Hackett King, a Phoenix lawyer who previously worked on his staff.

King, a fellow Republican whom Ducey appointed to the state Board of Regents in 2020, was Ducey’s deputy general counsel from 2015 to 2017. Ducey said King has a strong belief in the separations of powers and that her appointment to the state high court “”will serve the people of Arizona well."

Ducey appointment of King fills a vacancy created by the retirement earlier this year of now-former Justice Andrew Gould.