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Shea sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Shea sworn in as Supreme Court justice

HELENA — Jim Shea was sworn in Monday as a new justice on Montana Supreme Court before a standing-room-only crowd before the court.

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Supreme Court allows couple’s lawsuit against Bank of America to proceed

Supreme Court allows couple’s lawsuit against Bank of America to proceed

HELENA — Reversing a summary judgment, the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for a Meagher County couple to proceed with its lawsuit in District Court against Bank of America over allegedly fraudulent dealings.

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Governor appoints work comp judge to state Supreme Court

Governor appoints work comp judge to state Supreme Court

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday appointed state Workers’ Compensation Judge Jim Shea to be a justice on the Montana Supreme Court, citing his reputation as “a fair and intelligent judge.”

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4 recommended for Montana Supreme Court justice seat

HELENA — The state Judicial Nomination Commission on Tuesday submitted four names to Gov. Steve Bullock for consideration for appointment to a vacant seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

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Former tribal worker gets probation for theft from health board

HAVRE — A former tribal employee who pleaded guilty to stealing from the Rocky Boy's Health Board has been sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to pay nearly $7,700 in restitution.

March 13, 2014 12:36 pmLoading…

Ellingson seeks Supreme Court opening

HELENA — Jon Ellingson, a Missoula lawyer and former state legislator, applied Thursday for the vacant seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

February 05, 2014 6:39 pmLoading…
Ed Sheehy seeks open Supreme Court justice seat

Ed Sheehy seeks open Supreme Court justice seat

HELENA — Attorney Ed Sheehy Jr., of Missoula, has applied with the Judicial Nomination Commission for the vacant justice seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

January 31, 2014 2:38 pmLoading…
Butler seeks vacant Supreme Court justice post

Butler seeks vacant Supreme Court justice post

HELENA — Deborah Butler of Helena, legal counsel for the state Legislative Audit Division, is the latest attorney to apply for a vacant seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

January 29, 2014 5:26 pm
Shea applies for Supreme Court opening

Shea applies for Supreme Court opening

HELENA — State Workers’ Compensation Judge Jim Shea of Helena applied Thursday for the vacant justice’s seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

January 23, 2014 5:54 pm
Kalispell lawyer seeks Supreme Court justice post

Kalispell lawyer seeks Supreme Court justice post

HELENA — Amy Poehling Eddy, of Kalispell, is the first attorney to officially file an application for appointment to a vacant justice seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

January 21, 2014 11:30 pmLoading…

Blackfeet woman gets probation in fraud scheme

HELENA — A federal judge has sentenced a Blackfeet woman to three years of probation and ordered her to pay $50,000 in restitution for her role in a scheme to embezzle from a federally funded program for troubled youth on the reservation.

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Panel taking applications for Supreme Court

Panel taking applications for Supreme Court

HELENA — A panel that will recommend a replacement for former Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris is taking applications from attorneys.

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Ups and Downs:

New judges. Montana will start the new year with a full complement of three full-time U.S. District Court judges. Susan Watters and Brian Morris took the oaths of their new judicial offices last week, ending the state’s judicial vacancy emergency.

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Susan Watters sworn in as U.S. district judge

Susan Watters sworn in as U.S. district judge

With her swearing-in Thursday morning as the state’s newest federal district judge, Susan Watters made Montana history.

December 19, 2013 10:46 am Video Photos

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Supco Justice Morris becomes Montana’s newest federal judge

Supco Justice Morris becomes Montana’s newest federal judge

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris, surrounded by friends, family and a who’s who of Montana politics and the judiciary, was sworn in Wednesday as Montana’s newest U.S. District Court judge.

December 18, 2013 3:03 pm Photos

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O'Connor hoping to replace Judge Watters

O'Connor hoping to replace Judge Watters

Billings attorney Bill O'Connor has announced that he will seek appointment to the Yellowstone County District Court seat being vacated by Judge Susan Watters' appointment to the federal bench.

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Senate confirms Watters, Morris for federal judgeship

Senate confirms Watters, Morris for federal judgeship

The U.S. Senate on Thursday night confirmed two nominees for federal judgeships in Montana — Susan Watters for district judge in Billings and Brian Morris for district judge in Great Falls.

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Baucus urges Senate to support Montana judicial confirmations

Baucus urges Senate to support Montana judicial confirmations

Montana Sen. Max Baucus urged his fellow senators on Wednesday to support the nominations of state District Judge Susan Watters and Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris to the federal bench.

December 11, 2013 3:41 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Senate must expedite delayed judicial confirmations

The filibuster rule change that created uproar in the Senate before Thanksgiving should provide judicial relief in Montana by Christmas.

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Baucus, Tester join Senate Demos in torpedoing filibuster rules over judicial nominees

Baucus, Tester join Senate Demos in torpedoing filibuster rules over judicial nominees

HELENA — Montana’s two U.S. senators joined fellow Democrats on Thursday in torpedoing part of the Senate’s filibuster rules, saying minority Republicans have abused the process to block judicial and other appointments.

November 21, 2013 5:24 pm Photos

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