Bill Montgomery

Aug 20, 2022

Arizona Supreme Court explains decision to kill vote

Arizonans have no constitutional right to block lawmakers from cutting - or even eliminating - taxes, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Aug 6, 2021

Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape

Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.

Apr 20, 2021

Supreme Court considers education tax arguments

The fate of a tax on the rich to help fund education could come down to whether the Arizona Supreme Court believes the money raised will provide "grants'' to schools.

Feb 19, 2021

Rogers asks Supreme Court to reject defamation appeal

The former employer of a Wendy Rogers political opponent wants the state’s high court to decide whether a political candidate can be liable for defaming a third party while attacking the political rival.

Feb 10, 2021

Mass murderer seeks to avoid death penalty

A convicted quintuple murderer is looking to the Arizona Supreme Court for leniency and a way to avoid the death penalty.

Jan 12, 2021

Supreme Court hears Tucson election case

An attorney for the city of Tucson asked Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday to slap back yet another effort by state lawmakers to tell charter cities when they have to hold their elections. Jean-Jacques Cabou said the whole purpose of the Arizona Constitution in allowing cities to adopt charters was to give them control of matters […]

Dec 4, 2020

Ethics complaint against state justice dismissed

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Bill Montgomery is no longer under investigation over whether he covered up misconduct from one of his top prosecutors at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Aug 7, 2020

County attorney race shaping up to be competitive

Anticipation around the Democratic primary for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office race was shaping up to be a two-person race between Julie Gunnigle and Will Knight, but when the county uploaded early ballots at 8 p.m. on August 4, Gunnigle won by a landslide.

Aug 4, 2020

Gunnigle leads Dem Maricopa County Attorney primary

In a tight race to become the next Maricopa County Attorney, Julie Gunnigle is in a good position to win a competitive Democratic primary to ultimately face Allister Adel, the Republican appointed incumbent on November 3. Gunnigle leads Will Knight and Robert McWhirter with 60% of the vote.  Adel, who ran unopposed, was appointed to […]

May 29, 2020

Few contested primaries for independents to influence

Independent voters don’t have many contested races in Maricopa County in which they can sway the outcome with Arizona primary elections roughly two months away.

May 1, 2020

Ducey surpasses state record of judicial appointments

Gov. Doug Ducey has been in office for 1,942 days, and has made 71 judicial appointments over that span, but his picks will have a lasting impact on Arizona long after he leaves office.

Feb 21, 2020

Players in movement to remake Arizona’s criminal justice system

Since conservatives got on board with revamping Arizona’s sentencing laws, bills to do that no longer lay unheard, not considered. And as the movement has taken hold over the past few years, a host of groups and people have made their presence known at the Legislature. Following are some of them.