Senate Confirms Ariz. High Court Justice To 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (June 12, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew David Hurwitz to the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday, despite Republican complaints that Hurwitz authored opinions as a law clerk influencing the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision and supports abolishing the death penalty.

The Senate confirmed Hurwitz by voice vote a day after lawmakers narrowly passed a cloture motion ending debate on his nomination. Hurwitz, who served as a member of the Arizona Supreme Court for nine years, clerked for U.S. District Judge Jon Newman, who authored...
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