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Wyoming considers restricting police use of drones

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.

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'The time for the case is now': 4 couples sue over state ban on same-sex marriage

'The time for the case is now': 4 couples sue over state ban on same-sex marriage

HELENA — Four Montana same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in federal court in Great Falls on Wednesday challenging the state’s 2004 constitutional ban on gay marriages.

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Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.

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Gazette opinion: End mistreatment of mentally ill inmates

Gazette opinion: End mistreatment of mentally ill inmates

The stories are heart-wrenching. Serious violations of civil rights law are alleged.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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After trip to Cuba, Tester says it's time to close Guantanamo

After trip to Cuba, Tester says it's time to close Guantanamo

With an annual cost of roughly $2 million per detainee, the 13-year-old Guantanamo Bay Detention Center needs to be closed, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont, said Monday.

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Pot patients have tough choice

Five years ago, a 60-year-old Casper resident, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of prosecution, experienced spontaneous retinal detachment in both eyes. He had 25 corrective surgeries, and as a secondary result, developed glaucoma. Then he lost all vision in his right eye.

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DNA ruling not expected to affect Montana

DNA ruling not expected to affect Montana

HELENA — Montana won’t be affected immediately by a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that affirmed the right of police in some states to collect DNA samples from arrested persons who had not yet been convicted of crimes.

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Missoula County looks to settle ACLU jail lawsuit with outdoor compounds

Missoula County looks to settle ACLU jail lawsuit with outdoor compounds

MISSOULA — Missoula County is leaning toward settling a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana by proposing to build two outdoor compounds at its detention center on Mullan Road and hiring six more officers to staff them.

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ACLU says Missoula jail treats women unfairly

MISSOULA — They share the same jail, but men, women and children don’t get the same access to fresh air and sunlight, according to a lawsuit filed against the Missoula County Detention Center.

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Jackson school district tables alcohol-wand policy

JACKSON, Wyo. — School trustees in Teton County have tabled a proposed policy for the use of devices that can detect alcohol on the breath of students.

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ACLU: most Wyoming inmate complaints on medical care

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Most of the complaints the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming receives from inmates in state jails and prisons deal with medical and mental health care, according to a report released by the organization.

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Vote on student alcohol wanding delayed in Jackson

JACKSON, Wyo. — School officials in Jackson are delaying a decision on whether to screen students for alcohol before letting them in to dances and sporting events.

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Lead ACLU lawyer to speak in Billings on Saturday

Lead ACLU lawyer to speak in Billings on Saturday

As Americans turn out to vote this election year, a battle to turn them back is being waged, a top civil liberties attorney said Wednesday.

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Plans to drug test welfare recipients get momentum

Plans to drug test welfare recipients get momentum

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive government assistance have momentum on their side.

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ACLU announces new legal director

HELENA — The ACLU of Montana is naming a former state legislator from Missoula to be the group's new legal director.

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ACLU: Montana judge shouldn't have dismissed same-sex suit

HELENA - A Montana judge abdicated his responsibility when he dismissed a lawsuit by six gay couples seeking the same legal benefits as married couples, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday in an appeal to the state's highest court.

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Public defender pay lags behind other state lawyers

HELENA — Attorneys who get their first job out of college with the state generally start at $40,000 a year, but if you’re in the Office of the Public Defender, the chance to increase your pay with experience is less than those of other government lawyers, a survey of salaries showed last year.

October 21, 2011 4:43 pmLoading…
Groups support Sheridan teen's murder appeal

Groups support Sheridan teen's murder appeal

CHEYENNE - Two civil rights groups want the Wyoming Supreme Court to let them argue in support of a Sheridan teenager who is appealing the life sentence he received after pleading guilty to a home invasion murder.

September 26, 2011 4:07 pmLoading…
Helena judge intervenes in treatment of Montana inmate

Helena judge intervenes in treatment of Montana inmate

HELENA  - A judge is intervening in the treatment of a Montana State Prison inmate, prohibiting any more of the solitary confinement treatment that originally prompted advocates to file a lawsuit on the 19-year-old man's behalf.

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