Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two to Hold Virtual 2022 Court Session at University of Arizona Law

March 2, 2022

As part of its ongoing public education effort, Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals invites members of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law to view live virtual oral arguments during a special court session on March 29 at 10 a.m. MST.  

Where: This case will be broadcast using the WebEx platform, not Zoom. Please allow approximately five minutes to load the WebEx platform before logging on to the arguments.   

The WebEx link will be sent to registrants on March 28. 

Who may attend: This event is free and open to the public.    


The case to be argued is: 

Richard Rodgers, et al. v. Charles H. Huckelberry, et al 

Summary: In this appeal, Taxpayers argue that Pima County violated the Arizona Constitution’s Gift Clause by agreeing to construct a built-to-suit facility to be leased to a corporation with a purchase option for a nominal amount at the end of a long-term lease, effectively loaning its credit to a private entity. They further argue that provisions of the overall arrangement were unconstitutional “gifts,” including the nominal purchase price, construction of a launch-pad for high-altitude balloons, and a significant tax exemption. 

Full case materials can be found here.  

A question-and-answer period will follow arguments. The judges are unable to discuss anything related to this case or other pending cases during the question-and-answer session.  

This visit is hosted by the William H. Rehnquist Center at the James E. Rogers College of Law.