WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as "an impartial guardian of the rule of law."
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a Havre man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl should face a sentencing enhancement due to the girl's age, even if the ages of the defendant and the victim were not on the verdict form.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.
BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man has pleaded guilty to his role in helping an attempted rape suspect after the man fled police custody.
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
WASHINGTON — We Americans are marvelously inventive when it comes to dealing with our piques.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The yearslong fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.
WASHINGTON — What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls "taming the prince" — making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power — has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the Founders, having rebelled…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul.
MISSOULA — A Montana judge denied a woman's attempt to withdraw her guilty plea Thursday as she faces sentencing on a murder charge for pushing her husband to his death in Glacier National Park.
SIDNEY — A defense expert testified Monday that a Colorado man is unfit for trial in the murder of a Montana teacher because he is easily confused and displays the intelligence of an 11-year-old, leaving him unable to understand the case against him.
CHICAGO — When corporate America downsizes, the pink slips usually come with a lot of fine print.
WASHINGTON — The law is supposed to solve problems, not create them. Laws should provide for as much clarity as possible, not expand the realms of ambiguity and subjectivity. Laws ought to bring about the practical results their promoters claim they’ll achieve. And at its best, the law can h…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A child sex sting operation by the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in federal felony charges against five men.
BISMARCK, N.D. — One of two men accused of conspiring to kill a South Dakota man in North Dakota was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — “Sue and settle” is the ominous phrase that has been attached to cases where an environmental organization sues a federal agency, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, and then settles the matter without going through a full-blown trial.
WASHINGTON — When legislation was passed to improve visibility in federal National Parks and wilderness areas, Congress directed the states to decide how to implement their visibility programs.
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court that meets in San Francisco and other Western cities will soon stream some of its hearings live over the Internet, the court announced on Monday.
WASHINGTON — This term the Supreme Court will rule on important subjects from racial preferences to restrictions on political speech, but its most momentous case, to be argued Tuesday, concerns the prosecution of a Pennsylvania woman who caused a chemical burn on a romantic rival’s thumb. Th…
BILLINGS — Montana's attorney general on Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to block a judge's attempt to resentence a former Montana teacher convicted of raping a student.