Bill Montgomery Joins in on Useless Demand for Kyrsten Sinema's Client List as an Attorney

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Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery
Over the past couple of weeks, the Arizona Republican Party, supporting Republican congressional candidate Vernon Parker, has demanded that Parker's Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, release a list of her clients as a criminal-defense attorney.

The odds of that happening are pretty close to zero, if not exactly zero, but now Maricopa County's top prosecutor is trying to get in on it.

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In a statement released through the Arizona Republican Party, County Attorney Bill Montgomery announces his request for Sinema's client list, along with an interesting commentary of how he apparently views the justice system.

"Democrat Kyrsten Sinema claims to have made a career out of protecting criminals. She shouldn't hide who she has defended now just because she is running for office. Arizona families deserve to know the whole truth so why is Sinema keeping who she claims to have defended a secret. Vernon Parker has the support of national victims rights groups because he is committed to protecting law-abiding citizens. I look forward to working with him when he gets to Congress."

This whole issue is based off a comment Sinema supposedly made in 2006, in a quote reported by a fellow who seemed to be under the impression that he was at a radical-leftist meeting where the writer appeared genuinely offended by comments about white people.

Sinema purportedly described herself as a "bisexual criminal defense attorney who represents murderers," although there's no explanation or context accompanying that quote.

That's what sparked Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey to start demanding Sinema's client list, including any "murderers."

"In light of your pronouncements of support for murderers I ask you to immediately release your entire client list of any murderers you have represented or currently represent," Morrissey wrote in an open letter to Sinema, also noting her opposition to the death penalty.

Heaven forbid, Sinema may have helped someone secure a right guaranteed to them in the Bill of Rights. Her law license is currently inactive.

Montgomery's commentary, however, appears to create more crossover between his job and his politicking. "Justice" can be a funny thing sometimes.




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bobswatching
bobswatching

SHE IS a DISGRACE to any profession. lack of control , no affliction for serving the true republic.

and belongs in the closet next to the other smelly, mop-faced douche buckets.

a fly would drop dead after one wiff.

rcwfox02
rcwfox02

Its a disgrace to the profession for an attorney to ask another attorney to release their client list. He is the DA every case she has been on is public record why does she have to do work just to satisfy their vindictive needs. Republicans are so dirty can not believe people actually vote for these people. 

Hulk
Hulk

Ok,so the next time Democrats request something from Republicans they too should be denied the records they request.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

I wonder if one of her clients was Ron Brewer, son of the cryptkeeper, when he kidnapped and rared that girl. Maybe she could represent Russell Pearce who illegally accepted gifts from the SCA, Maybe she represented one of the many members of the MCSO who have beat inmates to death. Maybe she could defend Tom Horne who comitted a misdemeanor to keep from getting caught committing adultry whil being followed by the FBI for a felony investigation.

     All of these people would need a good defense attorney except for one thing. Being either a republican elected official, or a member iof the MCSO, THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW IN ARIZONA.

    Maybe our sorry excuse for a county attorney should focus on the real criminals in Maricopa county instead of using his office to engage in political assasination attempts.

ted409
ted409

i think SHE d be better than vernon parker (who wants to dismantle medicare and social security from what ive seen on tv )

propper_family
propper_family

has anyone considered maybe she was just being a smart ass at the time or is irony lost on the idiots?

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

Arizona State Bar Rules of Professional Responsibility state:

 

ER 1.6.     Confidentiality of Information

(a) A lawyer shall not reveal information relating to the representation of a client unless the client gives informed consent, the disclosure is impliedly authorized in order to carry out the representation or the disclosure is permitted or required by paragraphs (b), (c) or (d), or ER 3.3(a)(3).

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

As soon as Monte Python prosecutes ANY legIslator for taking gifts or illegal trips or prosecutes dipstick Horne dog or the ever criminal Arpaio, then he might have something to say about Sinema. Sinema can tell these dipsticks to stick it when the Horne dog don't shine.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

MontyPug should tread VERY lightly on this, especially seeing what Candy Andy and the Miscreants did (MontyPug was a DCA under Candy), and the punishment imposed on them by the State Bar of Arizona.

 

MontyPug needs to stop pandering to the corrupt Republicants that run the State and actually do his job as Maricopa County Attorney. I smell a Hatch Act violation.

 

Does anyone know how to file a Bar complaint against MontyPug? Maybe if enough people complain, he too will be sanctioned.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I suppose one could stand in the middle of the intersection of 12th Street and Camelback and see how many people would care about this list that the county attorney seems interested in.

 

Not today.

 

Not ever.

 

No one cares, other than Mr. Parker and the county attorney.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Monty needs to pull his head out of his ass and start doing his job as an ATTORNEY for the county rather than a politician for the republicans that happens to be an attorney for the county.

 

He should also know that what he is asking for is actually illegal and would be a violation of privileged conversations/interactions.

 

But then again, when lately has a republican, especially in AZ cared about the law except of course when applied to the rest of the population minus their krony friends.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

Montgomery as a licensed attorney should know and understand the sanctity of the attorney client privilege, which even includes the very fact that representation occurred.

 

 

david_saint01
david_saint01

lol gotta love the irony..a man who refuses to do his job and instead protect those in his party who break the law, trying to call out someone for a former client list. HA Sorry Monty, you lose this round for SURE! Try doing your job for a change, then maybe people might deem you somewhat credible....

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @Hulk

 You mean like Romney's tax returns - the same tax returns that every modern presidential candidate has released during their campaign.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @propper_family Such as the time she said something like, "I love Russell. I really do".... with regard to the disgraced former senate president. After he was recalled I believe she implied that she had been involved in the recall effort, when in fact she had nothing to do with it. She is not to be taken seriously, at any point.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @ReggieVV I tell you what, if I was MCA, you can bet that politics would not influence the way I do the job. 

 

 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @ReggieVV The real point is that Ms. Sinema has almost certainly NEVER represented anyone but herself in a court of law.  Check for yourself. Here is the website for the Maricopa Superior Court Docket. http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket/

 

So you plug in the name of the attorney of interest in the search line, top right..

 

Try it. Kyrsten Sinema.

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/Search/index.asp?q=kyrsten+sinema

Sorry. No results found.

 

Now, Google criminal attorneys arizona &  plug in their names.

 

Mr. Jackson White

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/Search/index.asp?q=jackson+white&s=

100 results

 

Mr. Dwayne Cates

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/Search/index.asp?q=dwayne+cates&s=

73 results

 

Mr. Randall Craig

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/Search/index.asp?q=randall+craig

100 results

 

You can go on with this, but you get the idea. There is NO evidence that Ms. Sinema is in fact a practicing criminal attorney. She lied about this vital piece of information. Why is it vital? Because there do exist persons, such as myself, who think it is important that criminal law be written to take into account all reasonable points of view.  I tend to favor Justice Alito, but sure the heck know that he is no more or less often right than the other justices when it comes to cops & robbers.   Although there is a belief out there that Supreme Court decisions should be 9-0, when it comes to difficult matters of law, the wise want struggle on the part of the court to ensure the most prudent decisions are made.  By providing false information about this, Ms. Sinema should lose every bit of respect she might otherwise have had.  

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @truthseekeraz Actually, the  acts of this county attorney reflect  a very scary phenomenon. Democrats are proclaiming a "war" on women, with reference to insufficient punishment of rapists, as well as a desire to incarcerate for long periods persons guilty of financial misdeeds. . Republicans are proclaiming themselves the party in favor of crime victims (e.g., the Democrats are soft on crime).  It took a lot of courage to remove political party from this garbage, but the result was magnificent. FBI crime rates showed gargantuan DROPS in all categories.  The big issue right now is too many prisoners.  All injecting politics into matters again does is to increase further the number of prisoners without reducing crime. 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @truthseekeraz

 He's a COUNTY attorney. He has no power over any other county unless requested by the county attorney of said county due to conflict of interest, etc. Just ONE of FIFTEEN county attorneys. Don't elevate him to State Attorney General until he's done with Tom Horne and runs in 2014.

HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

 @LegitQuestions

 Thank you. I had wondered how that could possibly be legal.  Has anyone talked to Sinema about this? Or how about a direct statement from Montgomery?  The arrogance of these asshats is unbelievable, but I guess if you can trample the law and the people's rights without reprecussion, it's no wonder things like this happen.

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @david_saint01 Can you find anything that says Ms. Sinema actually defended anyone but herself in a criminal case?  If she never actually stood in front of a judge defending a poor soul charged with a crime (except for herself), the rest does not matter. There are several problems with such a falsehood, but a big one is that she then acquires an enhanced opportunity to mold law in an unwise fashion.  What sounds good to the non-practitioner, whether in medicine or law, is often disastrous when put into practice.  One wonders what bad influences she had on the law while on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @david_saint01 David, you will notice how carefully he has stepped around that stinky pile of criminal charges he could file against Horne, just to file a civil action. This will result in un-electing Horne for 2014, and position the county attorney for a run at the state job. He also 'mentioned' in his press release that Horne was being investigated in the hit and run from last spring. That onus transferred to Phoenix P.D., again taking the direct responsibility away from the county attorney as being the guy who initiated the criminal action, when in fact it appears that's exactly the way it went down. The county attorney is enjoying his dance now, but it's only a matter of time until the local party steps on his toes.

j.d.
j.d.

so she lied about  her bio.,therefore she has nothing to release.

joehines
joehines

 @mitchellwachtel  @truthseekeraz  Your discussion is interesting but the last 3 sentences just don't convey any information.  Some how Republicans are responsible for the big drops in the FBI crime stats?  I'm all for reducing the number of prisoners.  I've never imagined that the Republicans would be the ones to do that, given that every Republican politician since Nixon and EVERY District Attorney since the beginning of time is for locking up more prisoners. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @truthseekeraz After the bullshit the feds pulled by not indicting the Flaccid Failure and Candy Andy, I have little faith left in the DOJ.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @HaddieNuff  This is just an old ploy used by the local sheriff and the disgraced former senate president. Of course the county attorney knows he has NO chance of getting such a list. Notice that the FIRST word of his written comment is "Democrat". Not Ms. or Candidate. "Democrat". Therefore he is getting the attention of those who vote a pure Republican ticket and anything said after that is pure mush and those who vote hard party line don't care. They won't read it and they won't read any logical argument against it.

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @Tommy_Collins Ms. Sinema resigned from the Senate (but not the House), has ZERO documents lawyers who actually defend persons usually have, went inactive last March, & still maintains malpractice. A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee  & AZ bar might garner bucks by recommending attorneys. Possible as well--you or I murdered someone an hour ago; the difference--the absence for you & me of  disparate odd facts that seem somehow tied together. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @j.d. Exactly.  Yes, yes, yes, Ms. Sinema is quite appealing, but it would seem that, were she really a criminal attorney, we'd find a few appeals in that list, would we not? She brags all the time about her amazing brilliance. Why then did she not become a member of the bar until 2006 if she graduated in 2004? Does that not mean she flunked the exam once in general? Maybe you have to sit on your behind twiddling your thumbs for a year in Arizona before you can use that law degree.She surely did not take off time, as some women wisely do, to have a baby.  Moreover, why does her profile list her as being inactive as of last March? What's the deal there? Yes, AFTER you go to Washington it might be a good thing to do, but to give up a practice that feeds you before you get there would be insane. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @joehines  @truthseekeraz The notion that a term in prison should deprive one of the right to become employed  is obnoxious.  By heavens, we must help these persons to become members of our society again or face the consequences--that they will again become criminals. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @joehines  @truthseekeraz   Republicans & Democrats together accomplished this magnificent feat. Vital is avoiding dragging politics back into discussions of crime, for all that then occurs is a bragging contest about increasing the lengths of prison sentences.  All of good heart must work to prevent polarizing people on this matter, if only because racial discrepancies will be pointed out as a means of justifying bigotry.. 

joehines
joehines

 @truthseekeraz  @mitchellwachtel Okay, now that I understand where you're coming from, I totally endorse your comments.  My last few years in government were spent advising the Federal Bureau of Prisons on how to better prepare inmates for employment post-incarceration.  Being a felon carries a lifetime stigma and reduces future legitimate earning power immensely.  Yet we as a society are consigning more and more unfortunates to this without a second thought. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @LegitQuestions Actually, you are wrong. The attorney reveals information that directly leads to the answer. Not Guilty / Complete Acquittal Aggravated DUI Arizona – State v. Mr. D. (DMC No. 13884) (Maricopa County Superior Court No. CR2011-153504-001DT.  Plug CR2011-153504 into http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket/CriminalCourtCases/caseInfo.asp

You quickly uncover the name of the defendant, as well as the name of the attorney.  

 

Ms. Sinema could easily supply exactly the same information. She could say "I can't reveal the names, but here are the case numbers."

 

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @mitchellwachtel  OK, lets look at it closely.  The attorney whose website you refer to lists each client as Mr. or Ms. and then only the first letter of their last name (e.g. the first case is listed as "State v. Mr. D").  Mr. Cantor, whose website you refer to, does not disclose the first name or last name of his clients.  Thank you for affirming my point.

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