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Guest opinion: Judge must handle heavy workload effectively

Guest opinion: Judge must handle heavy workload effectively

A career spent in the courtroom trying cases, writing daily, working with all kinds of people and making tough decisions, all while administering one of Montana’s busiest law offices has prepared me to serve our community as your next District Court judge.

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Judge Baugh says his suspension over remarks was unwarranted

Judge Baugh says his suspension over remarks was unwarranted

HELENA — A Billings judge who faces suspension for saying a 14-year-old girl appeared "older than her chronological age" during her rapist's sentencing said he believes the penalty is unwarranted and proposed the Montana Supreme Court withdraw it.

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Mead appoints Laramie Circuit Court judge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Tom Lee as the new Circuit Court judge for the First Judicial District in Laramie County.

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Gazette opinion: Restoring confidence in state courts

Gazette opinion: Restoring confidence in state courts

There is no good news in the tragic case of the 14-year-old rape victim who committed suicide, her 47-year-old assailant and the judge whose mistakes intensified the outrage.

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Souza, Speare win races for District Court judgeship

Souza, Speare win races for District Court judgeship

Two judicial candidates — Rod Souza and William J. Speare — led the field in unofficial final county results in the race to replace state District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings.

June 03, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Billings attorney and former Supreme Court justice Diane Barz dies

Billings attorney and former Supreme Court justice Diane Barz dies

Diane Barz, who had a pioneering and distinguished career as a Billings attorney, state district judge and Supreme Court justice, has died.

May 15, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Billings couple starts fresh

Billings couple starts fresh

It wasn't easy, but they did it.

April 24, 2014 8:21 pm Photos

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Moses appointed to state judgeship

Moses appointed to state judgeship

Billings attorney Michael G. Moses has been appointed to the state district judge seat formerly held by Susan Watters, who now is a judge in U.S. District Court.

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Gazette opinion: Wise choice for Yellowstone County District Court

Gazette opinion: Wise choice for Yellowstone County District Court

Next month Montana’s busiest judicial district will be back to a full force of six full-time judges. Billings attorney Michael Moses is preparing to start his new job the week of May 19.

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Moses appointed

Moses appointed

Billings attorney Michael G. Moses has been appointed to the state district judge seat formerly held by Susan Watters, who now is a judge in U.S. District Court.

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Rambold attorneys: 30 days in prison was enough for rapist

Rambold attorneys: 30 days in prison was enough for rapist

Attorneys for a former Montana teacher who raped a 14-year-old student argued Friday that his 30 days in prison were enough punishment, even as a judicial oversight panel sought the censure of the judge in the case over what it called an unlawful sentence.

February 28, 2014 10:50 am Photos

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Bullock facing major appointments

Bullock facing major appointments

HELENA — In the coming weeks, Gov. Steve Bullock will be making three important appointments — and perhaps more, depending on his first round of picks.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

Judge dismisses assisted-suicide complaint

HELENA — A state judge has dismissed a complaint against the state Board of Medical Examiners over a position paper about assisted suicide that a group says implies the practice is legal in Montana.

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The only good thing that could come from the Rambold case

Here’s a hypothetical situation for your consideration: A man breaks a law. When standing before the judge admits he did it, admits it was wrong, then says, “I don’t think it’s appropriate that I be punished.”

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Judge may decide on Eaton execution next year

CHEYENNE — A federal judge has given lawyers until early next year to submit written arguments about whether Wyoming's lone death row inmate should be put to death.

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Judge: no state mental evaluation of Eaton

CHEYENNE — A federal judge has denied a request from the State of Wyoming to have a mental health expert examine the state's lone death row inmate.

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Ex-lawmaker back in court after previous fracas

Ex-lawmaker back in court after previous fracas

LIVINGSTON — A former state legislator accused of skirting a roadblock and resisting arrest asked for proof of a court's legitimacy but kept disruptions to a minimum compared with a previous hearing.

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Supreme Court and justices

Supreme Court and justices

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. From left: Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, Stephen Breyer, Chief Justice John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States/MCT)

May 19, 2012 5:38 pm
Judge Swandal's solicitation letter raises questions

Judge Swandal's solicitation letter raises questions

HELENA — A district judge may have broken Montana’s code of judicial conduct when he wrote a letter soliciting donations for another judge who is running for a seat on the state Supreme Court.

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50 attend town hall meeting about Cebull's email

50 attend town hall meeting about Cebull's email

About 50 people gathered Tuesday evening at a town hall meeting to hear and share concerns about Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull and the email he forwarded containing a joke based on sexual and racist slurs against President Barack Obama.

March 20, 2012 10:15 pmLoading…

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