“Marriage is a personal relationship between a man and a woman arising out of a civil contract to which the consent of the parties is essential.”
The Yellowstone County jail was built to hold 286 inmates. It has been overcrowded for years, and recently inmate totals have hovered between 450 and 500.
A 15-year-old’s project to get unused and potentially deadly prescription drugs out of homes has received an endorsement from the state’s chief law enforcement officer — Attorney General Tim Fox.
Man admits threatening wife with AR-15, exposing children to meth
Montana voters will choose two of the seven state supreme court justices in the Nov. 4 election. Incumbent Justice Mike Wheat is running against Lawrence VanDyke. Incumbent Justice Jim Rice is challenged by W. David Herbert.
Yellowstone County voters have a choice between two excellent Billings attorneys in the race to succeed District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh.
District Court judges make decisions that can take away an individual’s liberty, property, and even his or her children. The depth and breadth of my legal experience in federal and state courts throughout the state of Montana has prepared me to be Yellowstone County’s next state district cou…
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.
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.
The 24/7 Sobriety program keeps about 70 people out of the Yellowstone County jail every day.
A 28-year-old Billings man was arrested on charges of obstructing a police officer, drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident after crashing into — and damaging — an entrance to Billings Clinic.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, together with its U.S. Attorney’s Offices, enforces the nation’s civil rights laws to protect against unlawful discrimination. When civil rights are violated, the department has authority to act, as it did in Missoula. Had the departmen…
Montana’s only women’s prison is out of space. With a capacity of 194, it had 196 inmates on a recent weekday. Twenty-eight other inmates were being held in county jails, awaiting a bed at the prison on South 27th Street.
Sexual assault is a heinous crime. An authoritative study has concluded that one in three American women will be sexually abused in their lifetime. The physical and emotional damage can be deep and long-lasting. That’s why I took the U.S. Department of Justice’s questions about the handling …
BOZEMAN — A District Court judge in Bozeman has enforced a $300,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former Three Forks High School football player over a series of concussions suffered in practice in 2009.
When Yellowstone County District Judge G. Todd Baugh responded to the Montana Supreme Court last week, he admitted responsibility for imposing “the wrong mandatory minimum” sentence on Stacey Rambold.
The Montana Board of Crime Control has awarded $4 million in grants to crisis agencies and local law enforcement.
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.
Montana lost a pioneering attorney and jurist last week. Diane Barz, 70, died after battling cancer for nearly eight years.