James C. Nelson
The first three words of the U.S. and Montana’s Constitutions — We the People — are words of inclusion. No natural person is excluded. We the People includes everybody; no exceptions.
There is gathering national support acknowledging that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are simply that —citizens — with the same rights, privileges and obligations as other citizens. In response, some states, along with various fundamentalist religious and conservative organi…
Sen. Jon Tester recently introduced a proposed federal constitutional amendment that would end corporate personhood rights, overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The utility of such an amendment may be debated, since Citizens United was based on First Amendment free …
Every Montanan knows the experience of opening the utility bill and wondering how the rates were decided. Paying those bills is a challenge for many Montana families.
Montana voters will decide on Nov. 6 whether to keep the Legislature’s medical marijuana law that effectively repealed the 2004 voter-enacted law.
The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that Big Horn County Justice of the Peace Leroy Not Afraid did not violate the state constitution when he ran for the office of Crow tribal chairman in 2009.
MISSOULA — The Montana Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of Anthony St. Dennis in the 2007 beating death of Forrest Clayton Salcido, a sometimes-homeless veteran from Missoula, saying there was no conflict of interest in his defense.