The Arizona Supreme Court last night received three responses to Kari Lake’s Petition for Review. Lake “utterly fails” is the theme expressed in Maricopa County’s opening, and it was emphasized by filings from the other Defendants in Lake’s Election Contest – the Secretary of State’s Office and the Governor’s Office:
“Lake’s Petition utterly fails at fulfilling its limited task. It does not present any argument illustrating a need for this Court to review the court of appeals’ Opinion. It does not identify a single novel legal issue that this Court needs to clarify. And it does not identify any legal precedent that should be overturned or abrogated.”
The Response filed on behalf of Lake’s opponent, pointedly referred to as “Governor Katie Hobbs”, adds “(t)he only things that are new are a handful of misrepresentations and distortions of the trial court record.”
Lake’s Petition can be read in this previous article. The seven Supreme Court Justices will now confer on March 21* about whether or not to hear Lake’s appeal, or whether to simply allow the lower courts’ rulings to stand.
* The Court indicated that private conference date in their previous Order expediting consideration, although it is not yet listed on their calendar.
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