Supreme Court Of The United States
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota says it has 10,000 lakes. The state also has, according to Anthony Sanders, “10,000 campaign finance laws.” He exaggerates, but understandably. As an attorney for Minnesota’s chapter of the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm, Sanders represe…
WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you.
HELENA — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request to review a ruling against a Montana law that attempts to exempt guns made and kept in the state from federal regulation, but the so-called Firearms Freedom Act isn’t dead yet.
HELENA — Montana officials are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling that allows political parties to endorse nonpartisan candidates in Montana's judicial elections.
HELENA — A Bozeman legislative candidate has asked a federal court to temporarily block enforcement of a new state law that requires published campaign materials about a legislator’s record to include every vote taken by the lawmaker on that issue.
One of the top federal appeals courts this month took a major step forward in opening the historically opaque federal judicial system to the public by expanding the use of cameras. When will the Supreme Court follow suit and finally allow cameras in its courtroom?
HELENA — A state judge has rejected arguments that Montana's legislative districting commission wrongly met in private earlier this year to assign senators.
“In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.”
Our national debt and deficit. Immigration. Safe schools and communities. Responsibly developing our natural resources. Our troops serving overseas.
HELENA — The attorney for Barry Beach is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to put the man convicted of murdering his classmate in 1979 back in prison after 1 ½ years of freedom.
"The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity, and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex."
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Tuesday that he now supports gay marriage, joining a growing list of political leaders publicly changing their stance on the issue.
Being able to marry the person you love can seem like a distant dream for Montanans in committed same-sex relationships, despite the recent victory in neighboring Washington allowing same-sex couples to marry. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Montanans still don’t even have basic prote…
HELENA — The Montana Senate has endorsed a bill that would limit corporate campaign finance spending after changing the measure to allow news media outlets to continue publishing editorials during election season.
HELENA — A Senate committee is again tabling a measure that aims to bring clarity to physician-assisted suicide in Montana.
HELENA — Judy Smith, a Missoula feminist and activist, spoke Tuesday in the Capitol rotunda during a rally celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on Roe vs. Wade.
Could a film alter the course of Supreme Court history?
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has refused to consider whether a criminal defendant has a constitutional right to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
WASHINGTON -- Shortly before 123 million voters picked a president, 38 Louisiana monks moved the judiciary toward a decision that could change American governance more than most presidents do. The monks' cypress caskets could catalyze a rebirth of judicial respect for Americans' unenumerated…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming voters will decide three constitutional questions in today's general election.