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.
The newest Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat, left, is sworn in by Chief Justice Mike McGrath in the Supreme Court chambers on Tuesday in Helena.
HELENA — Mike Wheat, a longtime Bozeman lawyer, former chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee and a Vietnam Marine Corps combat veteran, was sworn in Tuesday as a justice on the Montana Supreme Court.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Monday interviewed the two finalists for a soon-to-be vacant seat on the Montana Supreme Court.