Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Wednesday his appointment of Clint Bolick, a litigator with the Goldwater Institute and a political independent, to the Arizona Supreme Court, according to The Arizona Republic. It was the first high court appointment by Ducey, a Republican.
Bolick is a nationally known attorney. At the Volokh Conspiracy blog published by The Washington Post, Jonathan H. Adler wrote:
“The most notable thing about this appointment is Bolick’s extensive background in libertarian public interest litigation and advocacy of greater judicial protection of property rights and economic liberty. Among other things, Bolick co-founded the Institute for Justice, served as president of the Alliance for School Choice, and (most recently) was vice president for litigation at the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute. Before co-founding IJ, Bolick had worked at the Landmark Legal Foundation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Justice Department. He is also the author of several books, including ‘Unfinished Business: A Civil Rights Strategy for America’s Third Century,’ ‘David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary,’ and, most recently, ‘Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution’ (co-authored with Jeb Bush).”