Monday, August 8, 2011

Arizona: Judge hears arguments on Senate Majority Leader Russell Pearce recall

Pearce is looking to throw out the petitions. It looks like recalls have a lower standard of compliance:

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that recall petitions do not need to comply "strictly'' with the legal requirements but only "substantially.'' That is a far lower burden, with courts giving more leeway to allowing a recall election to proceed despite what might be technical mistakes by petition circulators.
Hegyi asked whether he, as a trial judge, can ignore that ruling, even if it occurred nearly 90 years ago.

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