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Former Blackfeet chair gets fraud judgment

A federal judge has issued a civil fraud judgment against a former chairman of Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Tribe who authorities said lied to claim money in a discrimination settlement.

December 04, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…

Montana Supreme Court: Reinstate fired officer

LIVINGSTON — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Livingston must reinstate a police officer who was fired two years ago.

November 30, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.

November 19, 2014 4:55 pmLoading…

Wyoming Supreme Court suspends Washakie County lawyer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended the outgoing Washakie County attorney from practicing law for 30 days, ruling she violated professional rules in how she billed the county.

November 19, 2014 12:04 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: Partisan wave fails to swamp state courts … this time

Guest opinion: Partisan wave fails to swamp state courts … this time

The GOP “wave” elections produced big changes in Congress, governors’ mansions and state legislatures. But this year’s wave stopped at the courthouse door, as those very same wave voters chose to keep their elected judges from both parties. Americans want courts to be insulated from politics…

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US House approves Jackson courthouse bill

JACKSON, Wyo. — The U.S. House has passed a bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County.

November 16, 2014 4:14 pmLoading…

More Wyoming convicts being released unsupervised

GILLETTE, Wyo. — They call it killing their number.

November 06, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Mead appoints new District Court judge

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Joseph B. Bluemel as the new District Court judge for the Third Judicial District for Lincoln and Uinta counties.

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Creditors scrutinize ex-billionaire's assets

Creditors scrutinize ex-billionaire's assets

BUTTE — Former billionaire Tim Blixseth was forced to answer questions under oath Monday about what happened to his fortune under mounting pressure from creditors who accuse the Yellowstone Club founder of hiding assets.

November 04, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Court proceedings could reveal what happened to $200M Blixseth diverted from Yellowstone Club

Court proceedings could reveal what happened to $200M Blixseth diverted from Yellowstone Club

BUTTE — A federal bankruptcy judge ordered one-time billionaire real estate mogul Tim Blixseth to answer questions under oath Monday about what happened to his fortune, after creditors accused Blixseth of hiding assets.

November 03, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Montana Supreme Court gives state 30 days to respond to Beach petition

Montana Supreme Court gives state 30 days to respond to Beach petition

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the state to respond to convicted murderer Barry Beach's petition to revise his sentence.

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Wyoming voters get help on judicial retention ballot

JACKSON, Wyo. — Voters who want more information on candidates for judicial retention on their general election ballot are getting help from the League of Women Voters in Wyoming.

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Wyoming US District Judge Brimmer dies at age 92

Wyoming US District Judge Brimmer dies at age 92

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Retired U.S. District Judge Clarence A. Brimmer, widely regarded as a pillar of the Wyoming legal profession, has died. He was 92.

October 24, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will deter…

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Federal judge dismisses Livingston police lawsuit

BOZEMAN — A federal judge has dismissed a woman's lawsuit against the city of Livingston that claimed one of its police officers assaulted her during a 2009 arrest.

October 20, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Man sentenced to 15 years in prison in drug case

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge has sentenced a Green River man to 15 years in prison for possession with intent to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in Casper.

October 19, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Federal judge overturns Wyoming gay marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Wyoming gay marriage ban

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is becoming the latest state to reluctantly allow same-sex marriages after a federal judge’s ruling striking down a state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

October 17, 2014 2:50 pm Photos

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Supreme Court denies Montana JP candidate's appeal on party endorsements

Supreme Court denies Montana JP candidate's appeal on party endorsements

HELENA — Mark French really wants to tell Montana voters which Republican Party officials have endorsed him in next month’s election, but he won’t be getting any help from the U.S Supreme Court.

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George F. Will: Football franchise tackled by the language police

WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let's hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to…

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2 found guilty of running child porn website

HELENA — A federal judge has found a 45-year-old Arizona man and a 35-year-old Massachusetts man guilty of running a child exploitation enterprise and conspiracy to advertise child pornography.

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