HELENA — A nonpartisan race for Montana Supreme Court has taken a distinctly partisan edge, with challenger Lawrence VanDyke trying to cast Justice Mike Wheat as a liberal activist judge as his Republican backers pour tens of thousands of dollars into ads to support that message.
HELENA — A Bozeman woman has asked the Montana Supreme Court to order the state political practices commissioner to investigate a complaint he dismissed that alleged a Supreme Court justice improperly donated money to a Democratic legislator in 2010.
HELENA — Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat points to his years of legal experience as the chief reason to elect him to a full eight-year term on the Montana Supreme Court.
HELENA — Lawrence VanDyke said he’s running for the Montana Supreme Court because he believes his opponent, Justice Mike Wheat, often writes decisions driven by the results he wants to achieve, rather than following the law.
After acknowledging my “impressive” legal background as an honors graduate of Harvard Law School with extensive constitutional and appellate experience – precisely the type of work done by the Montana Supreme Court – The Gazette just couldn't bring itself to endorse me, concluding “it would …
HELENA — A national Republican group began running a TV ad in Montana Tuesday as part of an independent expenditure campaign in support of Lawrence VanDyke, a nonpartisan candidate for the state Supreme Court, and against his opponent, Justice Mike Wheat.
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.
HELENA — Lawrence VanDyke is back on the ballot for Supreme Court justice, but he starts out at a big disadvantage in campaign fundraising in his race against Justice Mike Wheat.
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.
HELENA — A state district judge heard arguments Wednesday on whether to remove Lawrence VanDyke from the 2014 ballot as a candidate for Supreme Court in a dispute over his eligibility.
HELENA — Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to take jurisdiction of a lawsuit filed in a lower court challenging his eligibility to run for justice on the high court.
HELENA — Lawrence VanDyke, state solicitor general for Attorney General Tim Fox, said he is running to be a justice on the Montana Supreme Court because he believes he has a different legal background than the other justices.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state’s steam access law as it reversed part of a District Court decision and ruled that the public can use a public prescriptive road to gain access to a river.
HELENA — Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat of Bozeman said Thursday he will seek another term on the court.
More than a century of Montana history figures prominently in the state Supreme Court’s Dec. 30 decision to uphold our voter-approved law banning direct corporate contributions to political candidates.
On Thanksgiving eve, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that a public document pertaining to alleged misuse of public money should be made public. The Billings Gazette has been seeking this information in requests to the city of Billings and then through litigation for more than a year.
Senate Bill 268 proposes a great deal of judicial activism. By carving up the state, this ill-conceived legislation would turn our Supreme Court in a body more like the Montana Legislature.
HELENA – Helena attorney Beth Baker will become the second woman on the Montana Supreme Court, as she de-feated District Judge Nels Swandal of Wilsall in Tuesday’s election for an open seat on the seven-member high court.
HELENA — For the three candidates vying for spots on the Montana Supreme Court, Tuesday’s election wasn’t exactly a nail biter.
HELENA — All three candidates who appeared on the primary ballot for two Montana Supreme Court seats will advance to the general election.