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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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