by: Bea V Wyatt
updated: 8/29/2012 & 9/05/2012
These are the briefs that were filed for consideration in the appellate court hearing of August 23, 2012.
These briefs should be read in the following order.
1) Save Glendale Now’s Opening Brief
2) City of Glendale’s Opening Brief
3) Save Glendale Now’s Reply Brief
4) City of Glendale’s Response Brief
5) Secretary of State’s Amicus Brief
6) Maricopa County Attorney’s Amicus Brief
7) City of Glendale’s Combine Response to Amicus Briefs
I am not an attorney, but reading these briefs and the associated legal cases the reader could walk away with the same impression that I have. This is a slam dunk for the City of Glendale. Or they could walk away thinking that the Save Glendale Now group is fully within the law.
We have found, in going through this process, that the rules are fairly easy to follow, there is a booklet provided with you apply for either an Initiative or Referendum, and all the instructions are provided in English, if it is needed in Spanish that is provided on the Secretary of States, possibly with the City of Glendale as well, but I didn’t ask the question. The Save Glendale Now political committee, which has been funded in large part by the Homebuilders Association of Central Arizona, and Sanderson Ford, have made mistake after mistake, including in their latest campaign finance report (do the math on donations- something doesn’t add up!). Sure it is a clerical error…but the devil is in the details, right?
Things that make you say WTH!
8) Appellate Court Decision
The City of Glendale appeals to the Supreme Court of Arizona
9) City of Glendale’s Appeal to the Supreme Court
Glendale First! Gets into the legal pool with an Amicus brief.
10) Glendale First! Amicus Brief
The Supreme Court Accepts the Amicus Brief.
11) Arizona Supreme Court – CV-12-0297-PR