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Missoula County judge retiring May 1

MISSOULA — Missoula County District Judge Ed McLean is retiring after 26 years on the bench, effective May 1.

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Guest opinion: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fair Housing legacy must be protected

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march through the streets of Chicago to protest the housing segregation which plagued that city and many others throughout the nation. Less than years two later, Dr. King was assassinated, but not before he shone a light on the devastating harms of …

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Chief justice: Budget cuts will lead to court backlog

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath told lawmakers Thursday the state's court system will start seeing a backlog of cases if its budget is further reduced during the legislative session.

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Wyoming chief justice addresses lawmakers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court tells state lawmakers that the condition of the state's judiciary is strong.

January 14, 2015 3:00 pmLoading…
Prosecutor again seeks execution of Dale Eaton

Prosecutor again seeks execution of Dale Eaton

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A prosecutor has filed notice that he intends once again to seek the death penalty against a man who was the only person on death row in Wyoming until late last year.

January 06, 2015 5:17 pmLoading…

Former Blackfeet chair gets fraud judgment

A federal judge has issued a civil fraud judgment against a former chairman of Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Tribe who authorities said lied to claim money in a discrimination settlement.

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Montana Supreme Court: Reinstate fired officer

LIVINGSTON — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Livingston must reinstate a police officer who was fired two years ago.

November 30, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.

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US House approves Jackson courthouse bill

JACKSON, Wyo. — The U.S. House has passed a bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County.

November 16, 2014 4:14 pmLoading…
Montana gay-marriage proponents optimistic

Montana gay-marriage proponents optimistic

BOZEMAN — Advocates of same-sex marriage predict gay marriage soon will be a reality in Montana.

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Creditors scrutinize ex-billionaire's assets

Creditors scrutinize ex-billionaire's assets

BUTTE — Former billionaire Tim Blixseth was forced to answer questions under oath Monday about what happened to his fortune under mounting pressure from creditors who accuse the Yellowstone Club founder of hiding assets.

November 04, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Court proceedings could reveal what happened to $200M Blixseth diverted from Yellowstone Club

Court proceedings could reveal what happened to $200M Blixseth diverted from Yellowstone Club

BUTTE — A federal bankruptcy judge ordered one-time billionaire real estate mogul Tim Blixseth to answer questions under oath Monday about what happened to his fortune, after creditors accused Blixseth of hiding assets.

November 03, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Wyoming Supreme Court censures Cody lawyer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday censured a Cody lawyer who represented a surgeon in a defamation lawsuit filed by another doctor.

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Wyoming US District Judge Brimmer dies at age 92

Wyoming US District Judge Brimmer dies at age 92

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Retired U.S. District Judge Clarence A. Brimmer, widely regarded as a pillar of the Wyoming legal profession, has died. He was 92.

October 24, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will deter…

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Former tribal health director sentenced to 1 year

HELENA — A federal judge has sentenced the former head of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation’s health-care system to a year in prison for using tribal money to visit her husband in prison.

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Federal judge dismisses Livingston police lawsuit

BOZEMAN — A federal judge has dismissed a woman's lawsuit against the city of Livingston that claimed one of its police officers assaulted her during a 2009 arrest.

October 20, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Man sentenced to 15 years in prison in drug case

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge has sentenced a Green River man to 15 years in prison for possession with intent to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in Casper.

October 19, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Federal judge overturns Wyoming gay marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Wyoming gay marriage ban

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is becoming the latest state to reluctantly allow same-sex marriages after a federal judge’s ruling striking down a state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

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Supreme Court denies Montana JP candidate's appeal on party endorsements

Supreme Court denies Montana JP candidate's appeal on party endorsements

HELENA — Mark French really wants to tell Montana voters which Republican Party officials have endorsed him in next month’s election, but he won’t be getting any help from the U.S Supreme Court.

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