Citizens United empowered organizations with opaque, feel-good names to pour significant amounts of dark money into judicial elections. This is happening in our sister states, and there is no reason to believe that it won’t happen in Montana’s upcoming elections for judges and justices.
Over the past few months dozens of people in Billings and beyond have commented on our Opinion pages about the consideration of a nondiscrimination ordinance for our city. Some letter-to-the-editor writers have complained that they are unable to find a copy of this NDO.
Congress has proclaimed that the first Thursday in May — May 1, this year — is set aside as a National Day of Prayer. There will be a National Prayer Breakfast and similar state celebrations conspicuously attended by elected officials, politicians and sectarian persons.
Kristine Nelson and Eric Martens, both of Rapid City, S.D., plan an April 27 wedding. Their parents are Ginnette Nelson of Billings; Jim and Barb Nelson of Houston, Texas.; Brian Martens of Edina, Minn., and the late Diane Martens.
HELENA — In one of the closest statewide primary races, Missoula attorney Ed Sheehy and state District Judge Laurie McKinnon of Choteau advanced to become the two general election candidates for Montana’s open seat on the state Supreme Court.