A Great Falls man shot during a Billings home invasion earlier this year admitted federal drug and gun charges on Monday.Christopher James Michelotti, 30, pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine for distribution and to brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime dur…
HELENA — Jim Shea was sworn in Monday as a new justice on Montana Supreme Court before a standing-room-only crowd before the court.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
HELENA — Jon Ellingson, a Missoula lawyer and former state legislator, applied Thursday for the vacant seat on the Montana Supreme Court.
HELENA — Attorney Ed Sheehy Jr., of Missoula, has applied with the Judicial Nomination Commission for the vacant justice seat on the Montana Supreme Court.
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.
HELENA — State Workers’ Compensation Judge Jim Shea of Helena applied Thursday for the vacant justice’s seat on the Montana Supreme Court.
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.
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.
HELENA — A panel that will recommend a replacement for former Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris is taking applications from attorneys.
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.
With her swearing-in Thursday morning as the state’s newest federal district judge, Susan Watters made Montana history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The filibuster rule change that created uproar in the Senate before Thanksgiving should provide judicial relief in Montana by Christmas.