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Demonizing Bill Montgomery contrary to merit selection (access required)

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery answers questions Friday from members of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

Yes, Mr. Montgomery took a novel path to eventual consideration to serve on the Arizona Supreme Court. If selected, he would bring a different perspective developed by a unique life of public service. He represents the values engrained in military service. Similar to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who also served as an elected leader before moving to the judiciary, he understands the difficulties of balancing political responsibilities and the natural tug-a-war of public policy development.

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Retired court justice O’Connor urges civility

TUCSON ai??i?? When Sandra Day O'Connor was a member of the Arizona Senate in the 1970s and needed to get business done, she would bring folks from both sides of the aisle to the adobe house she and her husband built, serve Mexican food and beer and work things out, civilly. Sadly, politicians in Arizona and the U.S. are struggling with the concept of civil discussion ai??i?? unfortunate, because civil discussion leads to "good civic action," O'Connor said July 19 at the YWCA Tucson.

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