Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday announced he is filling an Arizona Supreme Court vacancy by appointing Kathryn Hackett King, a Phoenix lawyer who previously worked on his staff.
King, a fellow Republican whom Ducey appointed to the state Board of Regents in 2020, was Ducey’s deputy general counsel from 2015 to 2017.
Ducey said King has a strong belief in the separations of powers and that her appointment to the state high court “”will serve the people of Arizona well."
Ducey appointment of King fills a vacancy created by the retirement earlier this year of now-former Justice Andrew Gould.