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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.

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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.

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Ed Sheehy seeks open Supreme Court justice seat

Ed Sheehy seeks open Supreme Court justice seat

HELENA — Attorney Ed Sheehy Jr., of Missoula, has applied with the Judicial Nomination Commission for the vacant justice seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

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High court overturns previous ruling; city employees who viewed porn at work won’t be identified

High court overturns previous ruling; city employees who viewed porn at work won’t be identified

The City of Billings doesn’t have to reveal the identities of five employees disciplined last year for looking at porn and other adult material on their work computers, the Montana Supreme Court ruled in a split decision Friday.

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Newly elected justice to help decide Barry Beach case

Newly elected justice to help decide Barry Beach case

Newly elected Montana Supreme Court Justice Laurie McKinnon has been appointed to help decide whether Barry Beach will get a new trial for murder.

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Gazette opinion: Endorsements offer food for voter thought

Gazette opinion: Endorsements offer food for voter thought

In the course of presenting news and opinions about candidates in Tuesday’s election, The Billings Gazette also offers recommendations for voters’ consideration. Consistent with longstanding practice at this community newspaper, the editorial board interviewed all major party candidates for …

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Laurie McKinnon

Laurie McKinnon

Laurie McKinnon

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Poll:  Fox 48%, Bucy 42% in AG race

Poll: Fox 48%, Bucy 42% in AG race

HELENA — Republican Tim Fox is slightly ahead of Democratic Pam Bucy, 48 percent to 42 percent, in the race for attorney general, a Gazette State Poll shows. Ten percent of the voters are undecided. The poll was taken Oct. 29-31 for the Gazette State Bureau by Mason-Dixon Polling & Resea…

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Supreme Court candidate denounces attacks on foe

Supreme Court candidate denounces attacks on foe

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court candidate Laurie McKinnon has denounced negative ads being run by outside groups against her opponent, attorney Ed Sheehy.

October 30, 2012 5:12 pmLoading…

Tight money battle for Supreme Court seat

HELENA — District Judge Laurie McKinnon raised more money than Ed Sheehy in the latest campaign finance reporting period, but he still has a slight edge in total money collected for the campaign in their race for Supreme Court justice.

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Sheehy, McKinnon seek open seat on high court

Sheehy, McKinnon seek open seat on high court

HELENA — One of Montana’s most important statewide electoral races this year has been next to invisible, and it features two candidates whom few Montanans have heard of: Laurie McKinnon and Ed Sheehy, who are competing for an open seat on the Montana Supreme Court.

October 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Radio ad attacks court candidate Sheehy

HELENA — In the race for Montana’s open Supreme Court seat, a pro-business group is financing a radio ad attacking Missoula attorney Ed Sheehy as an activist against the death penalty — a charge Sheehy says is false. Sheehy, a public defender, has asked his opponent, District Judge Laurie Mc…

October 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Send McKinnon to Montana Supreme Court

Gazette opinion: Send McKinnon to Montana Supreme Court

District Court Judge Laurie McKinnon learned the Montana justice system as a deputy county attorney in Glacier and Teton counties. She had honed her legal skills as a sex crimes prosecutor and then a defense attorney in a busy, metropolitan court in Baltimore before her family moved to Montana.

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Poll: Fox leads Bucy in AG race; Sheehy, McKinnon in tight contest for high court

Poll: Fox leads Bucy in AG race; Sheehy, McKinnon in tight contest for high court

HELENA — Republican Tim Fox leads Democrat Pam Bucy by 46 percent to 37 percent in the attorney general’s race, a new Gazette State Poll shows. In addition, 17 percent are undecided in the race between the two Helena lawyers. The poll, taken Monday through Wednesday, has a margin of error of…

September 21, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Supreme Court candidates say code prevents them from accepting endorsements

Supreme Court candidates say code prevents them from accepting endorsements

HELENA — While a federal court ruled that political parties may endorse nonpartisan judicial candidates in Montana, the two candidates for an open state Supreme Court seat said this week that they won’t accept the endorsements because a state judicial ethics code forbids it.

September 20, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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Bucy has financial lead in AG race

Bucy has financial lead in AG race

HELENA — Democrat Pam Bucy topped Republican Tim Fox in fundraising for the latest month in the attorney general’s race and reported more cash in the bank as of Aug. 5.

August 11, 2012 9:25 pm Photos

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Tight Supreme Court race narrows to Sheehy, McKinnon

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.

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Typical voter turnout expected Tuesday

HELENA — After a mostly quiet primary campaign, Montanans on Tuesday will choose their matchups for a November general election that promises to be anything but sleepy.

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Group spends more than $41K on Montana Supreme Court primary

Group spends more than $41K on Montana Supreme Court primary

The group behind mailers in support of Montana Supreme Court candidate Laurie McKinnon has spent $41,865 on the effort as of May 14, according to a disclosure filed with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices.

May 30, 2012 5:56 am Photos

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Montana Supreme Court candidates trade shots as race heats up

Montana Supreme Court candidates trade shots as race heats up

The campaign for a seat on the Montana Supreme Court, typically a more collegial and positive contest, is turning negative, with one candidate accusing the other two of judicial code violations and then having one of his own legal filings highlighted as “the Christmas Day Killer Lawsuit.”

May 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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