Arizona Public Judicial Review Amendment, Proposition 109 (1992)
The Arizona Public Judicial Review Amendment, also known as Proposition 109 and House Concurrent Resolution 2009, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot in Arizona, which was approved in the statewide election on November 3, 1992.
- This proposed amendment to Article VI allows increased public participation in the judicial selection process in Maricopa and Pima Counties.
|Arizona Proposition 109 (1992)|
Official results via: State of Arizona Official Canvass
Text of measure
The text of the ballot read:
House concurrent resolution 2009
Amending the Arizona Constitution to change the method of appointing Superior Court judges in counties with populations of at least 250,000 and all appellate judges; change the appointment and composition of the commissions on court appointments; provide for increased public participation; require consideration of population diversity; require a judicial evaluation system.
The full changes to the Constitution of Arizona can be found in the State of Arizona 1992 Ballot Propositions guide.
Those in support of the amendment include:
- State Bar of Arizona
Arguments in favor of the amendment include:
- Allowing the people to be more involved in the judicial system will garner more respect for the law and the administration of justice.
- The justice system will be more accountable to the people if this proposition passes.
- The proposition will require a public performance evaluation process for all justices and judges seeking to be retained in office.
Arguments in opposition of the amendment include:
- The merit system has produced high quality judges in the superior court and appellate courts.
- The proposition will give people with little law training more authority over the judicial appointment process.
- The state and county bar associations conduct thorough evaluations of judges and justices.
- State of Arizona 1992 Ballot Proposition voting guide
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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