This week, the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department arranged with the Montana State Crime Lab for an autopsy to be conducted in Missoula. Fortunately, there was a part-time temporary pathologist available the day after the department requested help. The crime lab arranged transportation t…
A Troy woman was charged last week with mailing a loaded handgun, ammunition, pepper spray, a knife and a long letter that mentions banking and mental health issues to U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’ disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of populist praise of judicial d…
Montana law has gotten tougher on driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
Jon Krakauer’s book “Missoula” is not about Missoula,it’s about being a young adult in a culture that puts young women at risk of sexual assault and enables a small number of young men to feel entitled to assault them. Neither problem is unique to Missoula.
The majority of Yellowstone County voters made their county government’s public safety work harder Tuesday.
If you are one of the 19,238 Yellowstone County voters who already returned you mail ballot on the proposed jail levy, feel free to skip over to the George Will column and letters elsewhere on this page.
The vegetable garden at Montana Women’s Prison supplies the cafeteria that serves more than 200 inmates. The bounty is shared with local nonprofit organizations feeding the needy elsewhere in Billings.
While news coverage of the 2015 Legislative Session focused on high-profile and often contentious issues, legislators in both parties worked together diligently to pass bills I brought forward to improve public safety, protect privacy, and strengthen consumer-protection laws.
In my last article, I wrote about divorce and my wish that parents would work harder in their marriages to avoid divorce. I want to be authentic.
On any day of the week, the Yellowstone County jail can have nearly 500 inmates, although it was built for a maximum of 286.
With the Supreme Court about to take up the momentous issue of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples in Obergefell v. Hodges, it’s noteworthy that 48 years ago, the court heard oral arguments in Loving v. Virginia, which produced the court’s most important ruling vindicating the fund…
WASHINGTON — What began as a trickle has become a stream that could become a cleansing torrent. Criticisms of the overcriminalization of American life might catalyze an appreciation of the toll the administrative state is taking on the criminal justice system, and liberty generally.
Montana’s sole crime lab hasn’t kept up with the needs of our vast state as DUI and drug cases have increased.
Last week, three staff scientists from the Montana Crime Lab, drove to Billings to testify in a Yellowstone County homicide trial.
Citing the $1.63 million spent on one 2014 Montana Supreme Court race, James Nelson argues in the current issue of Montana Lawyer that Montanans need to change their judicial elections.
When it comes to watching government in action, it’s easy to become disappointed by the gridlock, inertia and the rancor of politics.
Should first-time misdemeanor offenders face the possibility of jail as a penalty for their crimes?
The name of the man who was shot and killed Friday by police outside the Billings Clinic emergency department was identified Saturday as John Barry Marshall of Billings.
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