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Arizona Supreme Court Justice Announces Retirement

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould announced his retirement on Friday after a 30-year legal career. Gould has worked in Arizona for over 20 years, including four years as a state Supreme Court Justice appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey. 

He was retained to the Arizona Supreme Court in November’s election and began his second term in January. Gould will leave his seat on April 1.

Arizona’s merit selection system gives the state’s appellate nominating commission 60 days from April 1 to screen qualified candidates to replace Gould. 

Ducey will have 60 days to choose a justice after receiving the list of qualified candidates.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.