Friday, March 26, 2021

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A CONFLICT: Judge Brnovich Briefly Assigned To Hubby's New Suit Against Biden Administration (ARIZONA'S LEGAL SHORTS)

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich yesterday sued the Biden Administration over the COVID-19 Rescue Package signed into law earlier this month. After asking for it to be re-assigned to a District Court Judge yesterday, Brnovich briefly had Judge Susan Brnovich on the case this morning.

(photo: Gage Skidmore)

Within hours of the random assignment, Judge Brnovich recused herself and the case was reassigned to Judge Diane Humetewa.

Brnovich (the AG) is challenging what they call a "plainly unconstitutional" provision of the new law that restricts a state's right to cut taxes if they accept COVID-19 relief funds provided in the package. As the action notes, there appears to be a difference between Congress's legislative intent (broad) and the more narrow prohibition which the Treasury Department seems poised to interpret/enforce.

Brnovich (the judge) was nominated to the lifetime position by former President Donald Trump - the first of five he nominated. Judge Humetewa was nominated by former President Barack Obama.

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