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Court won't reconsider judicial elections ruling

HELENA — An appellate court panel’s decision to allow political parties to endorse candidates and make expenditures in Montana’s nonpartisan judicial elections will stand, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

August 16, 2013 4:19 pmLoading…
Wyoming's Greg Phillips picks up a federal gavel

Wyoming's Greg Phillips picks up a federal gavel

CHEYENNE — If you walked into Greg Phillips' office when he was an assistant U.S. attorney, you could usually find him at his desk, deep in thought, with a legal document and multicolored Hi-Liters lined up neatly before him.

July 20, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Court: Gillette hospital to pay woman $2 million

GILLETTE — A federal appeals court has ordered Campbell County Memorial Hospital to pay a Nevada woman $2 million for damages she suffered when a doctor there failed to diagnose that her husband had broken his neck in a vehicle accident.

July 03, 2013 9:47 amLoading…
9th Circuit panel rules 2011 raids constitutional

9th Circuit panel rules 2011 raids constitutional

HELENA — A panel of appellate judges has upheld as constitutional the 2011 federal raids on Montana medical marijuana businesses, warehouses and homes that pot providers claimed violated their right to operate under state law.

May 24, 2013 1:21 pmLoading…

Obama nominates Wyoming attorney for appeals court

CASPER, Wyo. — President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

January 31, 2013 3:36 pmLoading…
Appeals court reinstates campaign finance limits

Appeals court reinstates campaign finance limits

HELENA — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Montana's campaign donation limits, telling the federal judge who overturned it to outline his full reasoning so the panel can review the case.

October 10, 2012 9:50 am Related Loading…

Appeals court: Yellowstone snowmobile rules affect Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A federal appeals court has withdrawn a recent ruling that said the state of Wyoming wasn't economically affected by restricting snowmobile traffic at each entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

April 05, 2012 1:27 pmLoading…

Clancy man's child pornography conviction appeal denied again

HELENA -- Two federal judges have again denied Shawn Jackson's motion to hear an appeal of his conviction and 75-month prison term on child pornography charges, effectively ending his legal battle.

January 25, 2012 11:15 amLoading…

Court rules against Gallatin Crest snowmobile plan

HELENA — A federal appeals court sided with conservation groups Thursday and rejected a U.S. Forest Service plan regulating the use of snowmobiles, dirt bikes and other vehicles in a wilderness study area north of Yellowstone National Park.

December 01, 2011 12:18 pmLoading…
Idaho and Montana state wolf hunts head to court

Idaho and Montana state wolf hunts head to court

PASADENA, Calif. — Wildlife advocates appeared in federal court Tuesday seeking to stop gray wolf hunts that are already well under way in the Northern Rockies, arguing that Congress overstepped its authority in stripping federal protections from the canines.

November 08, 2011 3:30 pm Related Loading…

Federal appeals court reverses earlier decision

A federal appeals court decision Monday gave two landowners another chance to contest the $262,000 the city of Casper billed them for street improvements.

July 25, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Child porn restitution affirmed by appellate court

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld $3,000 in restitution that a Montana judge ordered for the victim of child pornography in a Billings case.

October 08, 2010 6:59 pmLoading…

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