A version of this article appeared in the Arizona Republic on November 27, 2017 Prosecutor: Why Arizona still needs the death penalty Opinion, Bill Montgomery https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2017/11/27/arizona-still-needs-death-penalty-prosecutor-says/886364001/ In a coordinated campaign, death penalty opponents submitted nearly identical editorials in major publications across the US seeking to persuade the United States Supreme […]

The following article by County Attorney Bill Montgomery appeared in The Hill on November 15, 2017 http://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/360520-we-have-no-standard-for-measuring-recidivism In recent years, federal legislation aimed at reforming the criminal justice system, such as the Sentencing Reform Act and Corrections Act, has not passed Congress despite having bipartisan support. Numerous states have also […]

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office just finished a record breaking summer reaching more than 4,000 kids throughout the Valley with our Safe Kids Summer Program. Through a combination of fun booths featuring our safety trivia wheel and our classroom-based learning program, we were able to reach about 100 more children […]

Bill Montgomery, Guest Contributor Note: This article originally appeared in The Hill July 14, 2017 http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/crime/342091-congress-should-just-say-no-to-rohrabacher-blumenauer-amendment The federal government once took a stand against illegal drugs and even condemned their harmful effects in the 1980s. They urged the public to “just say no” to drug use and you may remember the […]

Note: This article originally appeared in National Review on June 15, 2017: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448656/split-ninth-circuit-appeals-court-its-far-too-large by ANDY BIGGS & BILL MONTGOMERY June 15, 2017 4:00 AM It’s far too large to provide swift justice for the 60 million people, in nine states, within its jurisdiction. Is Congress finally getting to the business […]