Naturally, the Republic's Linda Valdez is against the recent bill to expand the State Supreme Court. However, this line makes it obvious that she hasn't done her homework.
Let’s see how many independents or Democrats wind up on a Ducey court.
The answer of course is that Ducey is One for One. Clint Bolick is an Independent. She should know that.
More telling is her reaction when Steve Twist pointed out her error.
Valdez shows that she has limited understanding of the political spectrum, as well as the complexity of legal thought. She seems to think that the spectrum is linear and that Republicans are on the right and Democrats are on the left while independents are in the middle. This limited perspective might get you through the AP History test, but for a political reporter/columnist/editorial writer, it's shockingly ignorant.