Court Of Appeals
WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the rule of law."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - A federal appeals court has withdrawn a recent ruling that said the state of Wyoming wasn't economically affected by restricting snowmobile traffic at each entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.