Montana Supreme Court
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled a Missoula man should be re-sentenced for aggravated DUI and felony criminal endangerment because the judge did not follow the sentence recommended in the plea agreement and did not specifically give the man the opportunity to withdraw his guilty plea.
HELENA — Now that he is back on the ballot, Supreme Court candidate Lawrence VanDyke raised more campaign money during the past month than the other three candidates combined for the two justice seats.
An embattled former livestock breeder convicted of animal cruelty in 2012 turned himself in Friday and will begin serving a 120-day jail sentence, according to County Attorney Scott Twito.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has rejected a Billings livestock breeder’s appeal of his conviction of animal cruelty.
MISSOULA — It’s not like Carrie Jamrogowicz wanted to be close to Missoula Police Detective Stacy Lear. It’s like she wanted to crawl inside her skin and walk around in it, Lear says.
A Billings attorney with a history of being disciplined for unethical practices is facing suspension again, this time for misleading a district judge in an adoption case — which resulted in a girl being adopted without her father’s consent — and for hampering an investigation into his conduct.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday unanimously upheld a lower-court decision supporting the state Board of Livestock’s decision to keep its rule providing for a “sell-by” date for milk of 12 days after pasteurization.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a former state tourism director who was fired because the agency said she didn’t spend millions of dollars meant to promote tourism and filmmaking in the state.
“One person, one vote.” That’s a principle most Americans can get behind. We may disagree on who should be elected, but that’s how the process is supposed to work: we each get one vote.
The Montana Supreme Court issued a public censure of Yellowstone County District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh on Tuesday in Helena. Baugh was disciplined for comment she made about a 14-year-old victim while sentencing her rapist.
HELENA—In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday, the Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling and put Lawrence VanDyke back on the November ballot as a candidate for Supreme Court justice.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.
HELENA — Authorities can’t use confidential information obtained through a drug treatment court program to bring new criminal charges, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court is upholding a lower court ruling that denied disability benefits to a former Glacier County undersheriff.
GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls man must testify at his deliberate homicide trial if he wants to argue he shot a Fairfield man in self-defense, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled.
The Montana Supreme Court ruled that three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond holds a legitimate damages claim in a property dispute at the members-only Yellowstone Club but left unresolved the question of just how much the claim is worth.
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.
HELENA — A Billings judge who faces suspension for saying a 14-year-old girl appeared "older than her chronological age" during her rapist's sentencing said he believes the penalty is unwarranted and proposed the Montana Supreme Court withdraw it.
POLSON — Prosecutors here cannot use a confession to re-try a man once convicted of deliberate homicide in the death of a former tribal chairman, the Montana Supreme Court ruled this week.