The Arizona Supreme Court said it would not force Gov. Katie Hobbs to carry out an execution warrant on a death row prisoner, saying the state’s constitution does not require the governor to do so.
The court said in its order Wednesday that while its role is to issue death warrants that authorize the department of corrections to carry out the executions, the constitution does not mandate the governor to act on the warrant.
The high court said the state constitution stipulates the governor “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” and is required to protect victims’ rights to justice and due process but added that those were “mixed questions of law and fact that are not properly before us.”
In question is death row inmate Aaron Gunches, who faces death for a 2002 murder of a romantic rival, and Hobbs’ review of death penalty protocols after what she called past mismanagement of executions in the state.
The sister of Gunches victim, Karen Price, had petitioned the court in hopes to force Hobbs to go through with the execution as scheduled, but Hobbs stood pat.
“Under my administration, an execution will not occur until the people of Arizona can have confidence that the state is not violating the law in carrying out the gravest of penalties,” Hobbs said earlier this month.
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Good luck, Arizona. You let a fraud cheat her way into your governor office. You are already reaping the rewards of your indolence
“Under my administration, an execution will not occur until the people of Arizona can have confidence that the state is not violating the law in carrying out the gravest of penalties,” ???,,,,I’ll make it easy for you Katie Obligati,,,it is YOUR obligation to fulfill the wishes of THE PEOPLE you are elected to serve. If you cannot figure out a clean way of taking out the trash, you do have a Grand Canyon in your state with high cliffs. Just Take the offender for a leisurely canyon ridge walk and give him a push. The vultures will thank you for the meal, just like you thanked your Arizona party apparatchiks for the election steal.
SHE’s a commucrat. THEY CARE NOT what the wishes of the PEOPLE are;… Never have.
So, she thinks she’s smarter than the judge who sentenced him. I’m not sure this is the voter’s fault. That election reeked of fraud.
OF COURSE> IF you allow someone who’s in charge of COUNTING THE VOTES< RUN, of course THE ONE COUNTING, will win. AS THEY WILL ENSURE they get the most votes..
the arizona supreme court in comprimised if they had any stones they would remove her from office.
Prob is, THEY SHOW time and time again, they HAVE NO STONES… Or brains!
I find it amazing that so many of our LAWS, now have Interpretations of them. It’s like the new genders,the new word language, new rights and wrongs. If the BS gets any higher we will not be able to breathe!