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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull apologized Wednesday for sending a racist email about President Obama from his office to a few friends.
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.
With a raised right hand, Scott Skavdahl took an oath to administer justice and defend the U.S. Constitution.
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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Senate voted 96-0 Thursday to confirm the nomination of Scott Skavdahl to be a federal judge for Wyoming.
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 …
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.
Senior Federal Judge Jack Shanstrom
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Scott Skavdahl of Casper for a federal judgeship Thursday.