OPINION: AG Brnovich says Lopez good choice for court

On Gov. Doug Ducey appointing Solicitor General John R. Lopez IV to the Supreme Court of Arizona:

I have no doubt John Lopez will be a brilliant justice on our state supreme court. He is a leader who holds the rule of law and state and federal constitutions in the greatest regard.

It has been my honor to work with John at the Department of Justice and at the Attorney General’s Office. John was my top choice for solicitor general and he’s been a faithful public servant and an ardent defender of the law.

John’s background prosecuting public corruption, immigration, organized crime and narcotics cases provides a unique perspective that will be an invaluable asset to this bench.

While we are sad to lose such an exceptional solicitor general, his appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court is a win for our great state.

Mark Brnovich
Arizona attorney general

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