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Court to VanDyke: McGrath, Wheat already recused selves

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court ruled as moot on Wednesday a motion by Lawrence VanDyke to recuse Chief Justice Mike McGrath and Justice Mike Wheat from hearing his appeal of a District Court decision removing him as a justice candidate on the ballot.

May 07, 2014 8:44 pmLoading…
Finding 'more in life’: Veterans support treatment court

Finding 'more in life’: Veterans support treatment court

After successfully completing the Yellowstone County Veterans Treatment Court, Brendan Eugene Halsten, a 23-year-old Army National Guard veteran and single father, doesn’t have a felony on his record.

May 07, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Supreme Court allows couple’s lawsuit against Bank of America to proceed

Supreme Court allows couple’s lawsuit against Bank of America to proceed

HELENA — Reversing a summary judgment, the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for a Meagher County couple to proceed with its lawsuit in District Court against Bank of America over allegedly fraudulent dealings.

May 07, 2014 5:26 pmLoading…

Billings lawyer files for Supreme Court

HELENA — W. David Herbert, a Billings attorney who also is a licensed podiatrist in Wyoming, has filed to run for justice of the Montana Supreme Court.

March 05, 2014 5:09 pm

Rice files for new Montana Supreme Court term

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice said Monday he supports judicial elections because they force judges to be accountable for their decisions, while judicial appointments can create a “disconnect “ in accountability.

January 13, 2014 12:39 pmLoading…

Court reverses ruling that made it difficult to challenge agencies on open meetings

HELENA — The state Supreme Court has reversed an earlier ruling that made it difficult for individuals to file legal challenges against government agencies that ignore Montana's open-meetings and open-records laws.

January 10, 2014 3:05 pmLoading…
Former state senator to seek Supreme Court seat

Former state senator to seek Supreme Court seat

HELENA — Former state Sen. Jon Ellingson of Missoula said Monday he will submit his name for an expected vacancy on the Montana Supreme Court and run for that seat if it’s open in 2014.

November 18, 2013 6:40 pmLoading…
Rice seeking re-election to Supreme Court in 2014

Rice seeking re-election to Supreme Court in 2014

HELENA — Associate Justice Jim Rice said Monday he will seek re-election to the Montana Supreme Court in 2014.

November 18, 2013 5:39 pmLoading…

High court reverses pot conviction over evidence

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the conviction of a Beaverhead County man for criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, saying he was convicted based on insufficient evidence.

November 09, 2013 5:20 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Court delivers dose of rationality to bison dispute

Bison management may be the most complex natural resource issue for Yellowstone National Park and its neighbor states.

June 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Montana Supreme Court hears bison transfer arguments at UM

Montana Supreme Court hears bison transfer arguments at UM

MISSOULA — The Assiniboine and Sioux people survived the 19th century despite Westward expansion, and the bison survived as well, but only now – after 130 years – have the two been reunited on ancestral lands, a lawyer argued Friday before the Montana Supreme Court.

April 13, 2013 7:17 am Related
Missoula woman fights DUI with date-rape drug defense

Missoula woman fights DUI with date-rape drug defense

MISSOULA — A Missoula woman will get another chance to plead her case that she shouldn’t have been charged with driving under the influence because she’d been slipped a date rape drug that caused her impairment.

November 25, 2012 12:36 pm Related Loading…

Supreme Court upholds stricter mine permitting

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a judge's ruling that a mining company must go through a stricter permitting process before it can build a copper and silver mine in northwestern Montana.

October 30, 2012 6:50 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Montana history supports court's anti-corruption ruling

More than a century of Montana history figures prominently in the state Supreme Court’s Dec. 30 decision to uphold our voter-approved law banning direct corporate contributions to political candidates.

January 05, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…
Supreme Court upholds state ban on corporation spending

Supreme Court upholds state ban on corporation spending

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court’s ruling and reinstated the state’s century-old ban on direct spending by corporations for or against political candidates.

December 30, 2011 1:41 pm Related Loading…

Supreme Court ruling backs Big Horn County justice of the peace

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.

January 06, 2011 8:15 pmLoading…

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