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Ducey appoints ex-aide to fill state Supreme Court vacancy

Kate Hackett King
Posted at 9:38 AM, Jul 08, 2021

PHOENIX — 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.

Kate Hackett King

Ducey said King has a strong belief in the separation 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.