Feathered Bastard

Bill Montgomery Believes Law He's Enforcing Against Tom Horne Is Unconstitutional

It's not every day that an elected law enforcement official, who has sworn an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, confesses that he or she is enforcing an unconstitutional law.

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Yet, that's just what Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Arizona's human pretzel, did recently before the Arizona House Judiciary Committee, when he testified that he believed state contribution limits to be "unconstitutionally low."

Montgomery did this in support of House Bill 2593, a bill that would increase individual contributions to candidates for the legislature by ten times the current amount.

Interestingly, Monty made an argument similar to those in favor of legalizing pot, prostitution and (gasp) illegal immigration. You know, prohibition is bad and creates criminality.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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