Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander announced he will retire on March 1, 2019. That means Gov. Doug Ducey will pick a justice to take his place, his fourth appointment to the seven-person court. Two of those came after the Legislature expanded the court from five justices to seven back in 2016.

"Because of the age restriction on the Arizona Supreme Court, there's going to be turnover," said Ballard Spahr attorney Joe Kanefield. "Maybe for the next 10 years, we'll have a more conservative court on certain issues."

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