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Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

Gazette opinion: Montana's unequal protection for same-sex couples

“Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential.”

October 24, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Judge sets November hearing in Montana gay marriage ban lawsuit

Judge sets November hearing in Montana gay marriage ban lawsuit

HELENA — A judge has set a Nov. 20 hearing in Great Falls for arguments in a lawsuit challenging Montana's ban on gay marriage.

October 21, 2014 10:41 amLoading…

Laurel couple admits charges of multiple fraud, corruption cases

A Laurel couple, along with their son, admitted federal charges in Great Falls this week after facing charges related to a series of crimes stemming from a large corruption probe involving the Chippewa Cree Tribe on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.

October 01, 2014 5:13 pmLoading…

Ex-BLM officials indicted in elaborate fraud scheme

Two former high-level federal Bureau of Land Management officials who worked in Virginia, including a deputy state director from Montana, have denied criminal charges accusing them of defrauding the government in an employment scheme.

September 11, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…
Man involved in home invasion admits to federal drug, gun charges

Man involved in home invasion admits to federal drug, gun charges

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…

August 12, 2014 1:43 pmLoading…
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.

June 02, 2014 7:14 pmLoading…
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.

May 07, 2014 5:26 pmLoading…
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.”

May 05, 2014 2:37 pmLoading…

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.

April 08, 2014 4:16 pmLoading…

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.

January 17, 2014 11:31 amLoading…
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.

January 13, 2014 10:22 amLoading…

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.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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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