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SUPREME COURT OF ARIZONA

Joshua Stanwitz, an individual; ) Arizona Supreme Court


Andrew Clark, an individual; ) No. CV-18-0222-AP/EL
Scot Mussi, an individual; and )
Roy Miller, an individual, ) Maricopa County
) Superior Court
Petitioners/Appellees, ) Nos. CV2018-009789
) CV2018-010420
v. ) (Consolidated)
)
Michele Reagan, in her capacity )
as the Secretary of State, )
)
Respondent/Appellee, )
)
and )
)
Outlaw Dirty Money, a political )
committee, )
)
Real Party in Interest/ )
Appellant, )
__________________________________) FILED 08/29/2018
)
TERRY GODDARD, a citizen and )
qualified elector of the State )
of Arizona; PAUL JOHNSON, a )
citizen and qualified elector of )
the State of Arizona; and GRANT )
WOODS, a citizen and qualified )
elector of the State of Arizona; )
and OUTLAW DIRTY MONEY, a )
political committee, )
)
Petitioners/Appellants, )
)
v. )
)
MICHELE REAGAN, in her official )
capacity as the Secretary of )
State, )
)
Respondent/Appellee, )
)
and )
)
J.D. MESNARD, in his official )
capacity as Speaker of the )
Arizona House of )
Representatives; and STEVE )
YARBROUGH, in his official )
capacity as President of the )
Arizona Senate, )
)
Intervenors/Appellees. )
)
__________________________________)

ORDER

The Court en banc has considered the briefs and authorities in

this expedited election matter. This appeal concerns whether the Stop

Political Dirty Money Amendment, C-03-2018 (the “Initiative”),

qualifies for the November 6, 2018 general election ballot.

The Court holds that A.R.S. § 19-118(C) is not unconstitutional

facially or as applied in this case and that the superior court did

not err in disqualifying signature sheets pursuant to this

statute. As a result, the Initiative petitioners have not submitted a

sufficient number of signatures for placement of the Initiative on

the November 6, 2018 ballot. Because these issues are dispositive,

the Court does not reach other issues raised in the appeal or the

cross-appeal.

IT IS ORDERED affirming the superior court's judgment

disqualifying signature sheets pursuant to A.R.S. § 19-118(C). A

written opinion will follow in due course.

DATED this 29th day of August, 2018.

_______/s/_______________
SCOTT BALES
Chief Justice
Arizona Supreme Court No. CV-18-0222-AP/EL
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TO:
Kory A Langhofer
Thomas J Basile
Kimberly A Demarchi
Joshua David Rothenberg Bendor
Emma Cone-Roddy
Kara Karlson
Joseph Eugene La Rue
Pamela J Linnins
Mark Brnovich
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Israel G Torres
James E Barton II
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