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Federal judge asked to settle wind farm dispute

Federal judge asked to settle wind farm dispute

A California utility is asking a federal judge to decide if the developers of a northwest Montana wind farm did enough to protect nearby golden eagles.

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Judge Susan Watters

Judge Susan Watters

District Judge Susan Watters was confirmed Dec. 12 by the U.S. Senate as a federal judge. Watters becomes the first woman in Montana to be appointed as a U.S. District Court judge.

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Montana federal judge nominees to appear before Senate committee

Montana federal judge nominees to appear before Senate committee

The two nominees for federal judgeships in Billings and Great Falls are set to appear next week for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

July 17, 2013 1:09 pm Photos

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30 apply for 2 federal judgeships

Thirty lawyers have applied to be considered for two federal judgeships in Montana — one in Billings and one in Great Falls, said a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.

January 08, 2013 5:55 pmLoading…

Federal judge plans to punt veteran's handgun lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit in which a Florida man claimed Lincoln County sheriff's deputies violated his Second Amendment rights by arresting him for carrying a handgun.

December 28, 2012 12:32 pmLoading…

Groups ask judge to toss ban restricting donations

HELENA — A broad legal challenge to Montana’s campaign finance laws narrowed Wednesday to focus on corporate contributions to political committees, with conservative groups telling a federal judge that a state ban on such contributions amounts to a restriction on free speech.

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Richard Cebull says he sent racist Obama email

Richard Cebull says he sent racist Obama email

Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull apologized Wednesday for sending a racist email about President Obama from his office to a few friends.

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Kalispell attorney takes oath as federal judge

Kalispell attorney takes oath as federal judge

Dana Christensen took the oath of office as Montana's 17th federal judge on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony that was more comical than the gravity of the position carries.

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Scott Skavdahl sworn in as Wyoming's 8th federal judge

Scott Skavdahl sworn in as Wyoming's 8th federal judge

With a raised right hand, Scott Skavdahl took an oath to administer justice and defend the U.S. Constitution.

December 08, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Kalispell attorney confirmed as federal judge to succeed Molloy

With unanimous approval by the U.S. Senate on Monday, Kalispell attorney Dana Christensen was confirmed as the next U.S. District Court judge for Montana, making him the 17th federal judge in the state’s history.

December 05, 2011 4:50 pmLoading…

Senate confirms Skavdahl's nomination as federal judge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Senate voted 96-0 Thursday to confirm the nomination of Scott Skavdahl to be a federal judge for Wyoming.

November 03, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

US Senate confirms Skavdahl to federal bench

CHEYENNE — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Scott Skavdahl (SKAV'-doll) as a federal judge in Wyoming. The vote Thursday to confirm Skavdahl's appointment was 96-0 and applauded by Wyoming U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso. Skavdahl replaces retiring U.S. District Judge William Downes of …

November 03, 2011 4:20 pmLoading…
Senior Federal Judge Jack Shanstrom

Senior Federal Judge Jack Shanstrom

Senior Federal Judge Jack Shanstrom shares a story about the start of his career. Shanstrom has been named a distinguished alumni by the University of Montana.

September 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Senior Federal Judge Jack Shanstrom

Senior Federal Judge Jack Shanstrom

Senior Federal Judge Jack Shanstrom 

September 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Judge's nomination heads to Senate floor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Scott Skavdahl of Casper for a federal judgeship Thursday.

September 08, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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