Lost in all of this budget mess was the fact that Governor Brewer now
has three potential replacements for retiring Chief Justice Ruth
McGregor for the Supreme Court. The three finalists, a Democrat and
two Republicans are as follows: Court of Appeals Chief Judge Ann Scott
Timmer, Court of Appeals Chief Judge A. John Pelander, and Appellate
Judge Diane M. Johnsen. Brewer intends to interview each and is
assumed to have the pick completed by the end of July.