Support strong to put Maricopa County Attorney on Arizona Supreme Court

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, right, at a 2017 event with Gov. Doug Ducey.
/Howard Fischer

Their candidate squeezed out of the last screening, allies of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery are lining up to urge that he be nominated for the Arizona Supreme Court.

More than a dozen attorneys and public officials have submitted comments to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments listing what they say are his qualifications to sit on the state’s highest court. That includes Attorney General Mark Brnovich, the state’s top prosecutor, who praised Montgomery’s “principled nature and dedication to the rule of law.”

More support is expected when the commission meets Friday to hear comments and interview the nine applicants to replace Scott Bales who retired earlier this month.

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