American Civil Liberties Union Of Montana
HELENA — A judge has set a Nov. 20 hearing in Great Falls for arguments in a lawsuit challenging Montana's ban on gay marriage.
Supporters of the nondiscrimination ordinance were busy distributing donated pitas, chips and bottles of water to those waiting to testify Monday afternoon — proponents and opponents alike.
Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.
About 100 people gathered at a rally Saturday afternoon to commit to working toward getting a nondiscrimination ordinance enacted in Billings.
GLENDIVE — Sheriff Craig Anderson scans the inmate roster for Dawson County Detention Center and sees real problems. There’s an inmate charged with murder and another for petty crime. He can’t put them together, but he’s four inmates over capacity, so he can’t easily keep them apart.
Montana's Department of Corrections will offer boot camp for female prisoners and cancel a mandatory treatment program that was criticized as degrading under a settlement announced Tuesday in a discrimination lawsuit.
HELENA — A civil-rights organization filed a new lawsuit against the state Monday on behalf of seven gay couples in an attempt to win for them the same benefits that married couples receive in Montana.
The well-known and much-loved former director of the Montana State University Billings library died of cancer at her home Monday night, university officials announced Tuesday afternoon.
A month ago, former Montana Senate Majority Leader Jon Ellingson steered his career in another new direction, without ever leaving the same road he's been on most of his adult life.
(UPDATE) -- 2 P.M.: HELENA -- Montana State Prison officials are in contract negotiations to provide translation services to inmates who receive correspondence in languages other than English, a response to a convicted killer's lawsuit challenging the prison's letter policy.
HELENA — A Bozeman senator wants voters to change state law to elect or appoint Montana Supreme Court justices from seven regional districts instead of running statewide as they do now, but critics said it tries to solve a nonexistent problem.
HELENA — A Senate panel Thursday heard the session's last major bill to attack drunken driving in Montana, with supporters saying the state should make it a crime for a DUI suspect to refuse a breath or blood test.
HELENA — Lawyers representing Montana’s poor accused of crimes had strong words Thursday for the volunteer commission that runs the agency: There is too much work, not enough staff and not enough money for the 4-year-old system to work.