By Raymundo Frasquillo
MORENCI – For three hours Tuesday morning, Morenci High School’s Multipurpose Room became the Arizona Supreme Court, complete with its own security section.
The Arizona Supreme Court, including Chief Justice Scott Bales, Vice Chief Justice John Pelander, Justice Robert M. Brutinel, Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer and Justice Clint Bolick, was on hand to hear oral arguments regarding two cases. The court normally holds one or two sessions per year in rural areas throughout the state for informative purposes.
An opinion or judgement will be made in about two months.
Prior to the court session, the Justices were in the Greenlee County Courthouse to administer the oath of office to recently elected county officials, including new Greenlee County Attorney Jeremy Ford, supervisors Ron Campbell and David Gomez, treasurer Diane Berube, and assessor Linda Durr. Incoming Greenlee County Sheriff Tim Sumner and recorder Berta Manuz were not present.
County schools superintendent Tom Powers was sworn in at Morenci High School by Greenlee County Superior Court Judge Monica Stauffer as an educational experience for students attending the court session.