Rational Maricopa County voters should vote to retain Superior Court Judge Coury
Although all 33 of the commissioners on the independent Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review were unanimous in giving 100% scores to Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher A. Coury, he is facing opposition on the judicial retention ballot…from Democrats.
Judge Coury, whose extensive bio can be viewed here was appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer on January 28, 2010, and has served with distinction with rotations on the criminal, civil, family and juvenile courts. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 and Cum Laude from University of Notre Dame Law School in 1994, credentials that parallel newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
So what has the Democrats in a frenzy over an exemplary judge this time?
The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously ruled it would allow the Invest in Education initiative to appear on the November 2020 ballot after it was previously removed by Judge Coury, who ruled its 100-word petition summary was “fraudulent or substantially confusing to Arizona voters,” since it omitted key components of what the initiative would actually enable.
It is now on the ballot as Proposition 208. Coury was correct. The Proposition is a deceptively worded education funding farce, that is a permanent and massive tax increase — estimated at $100 million annually — unmatched in Arizona history. The measure places Arizona in the top 10 states for highest income tax along with California and New York. It will negatively affect small businesses, harming our already struggling economy in a COVID-19 era.
This is the extensive list of Arizona Chambers of Commerce, elected leaders and small business associations that oppose this oppressive taxing authorization. Find out the truth about who’s financing this unending and costly tax hike effort and how they’re leveraging federal tax dollars to mount the campaign to permanently separate Arizona taxpayers from incalculable sums of their money.
Seeing Red AZ includes this April 27, 2018 post. The last two paragraphs detail the $multi-millions teachers unions contribute to Democrat politicians and the permanent school funding sources, in addition to their recent 20% pay increase and the continual school budget overrides.
SRAZ recently posted Ballot Propositions 207 and 208 deserve NO votes, referring to them as social and economic disasters.
Even the far-left Arizona Republic newspaper recognizes the permanent negative effects of Prop. 208, calling it an “extreme proposal with more pitfalls than promise, that deepens the divisions in our society and puts the state’s economy at risk,” editorially urging a vote against it.
Judge Christopher A. Coury was correct in his original assessment of the duplicitous wording of the petition summary and is deserving of your vote to retain him.