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George F. Will: The cost of campaign finance restrictions

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…

May 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Supreme court misses chance on religious freedom

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.

May 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Supreme Court declines to hear Montana gun case

Supreme Court declines to hear Montana gun case

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.

January 14, 2014 1:49 pmLoading…

Montana petitions high court in elections ruling

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.

January 14, 2014 11:11 amLoading…

Candidate challenges voting record law

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.

January 09, 2014 10:23 pm

Guest opinion: Lights, camera, Supreme Court: It’s about time

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?

December 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Judge rejects lawsuit over districting commission

HELENA — A state judge has rejected arguments that Montana's legislative districting commission wrongly met in private earlier this year to assign senators.

December 06, 2013 3:58 pmLoading…

George F. Will: High Court tangles with 14th Amendment in racial preference ruling

“In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.”

June 26, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Americans must fix broken campaign system

Our national debt and deficit. Immigration. Safe schools and communities. Responsibly developing our natural resources. Our troops serving overseas.

June 23, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Barry Beach attorney asks Supreme Court to reconsider ruling

Barry Beach attorney asks Supreme Court to reconsider ruling

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.

May 30, 2013 5:57 am Related Loading…

George F. Will: Conservatives must encourage judicial activism

"The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity, and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex."

May 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tester says gay couples should be allowed to marry

Tester says gay couples should be allowed to marry

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.

March 26, 2013 1:25 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: DOMA repeal best chance for freedom to marry in Montana

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…

March 23, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Montana Senate backs campaign finance bill

Montana Senate backs campaign finance bill

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.

February 26, 2013 6:37 pm Related Loading…
Panel tables physician-assisted suicide bill

Panel tables physician-assisted suicide bill

HELENA — A Senate committee is again tabling a measure that aims to bring clarity to physician-assisted suicide in Montana.

February 13, 2013 6:10 pm Related Loading…
News photo: Roe v. Wade 40th anniversary marked at Montana Capitol

News photo: Roe v. Wade 40th anniversary marked at Montana Capitol

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.

January 22, 2013 3:46 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Lincoln, Reconstruction and today's Supreme Court

Could a film alter the course of Supreme Court history?

January 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Supreme Court rejects appeal over insanity defense

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has refused to consider whether a criminal defendant has a constitutional right to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

November 26, 2012 9:42 amLoading…

George F. Will: Monks' lawusit may be casket cartel's comeuppance

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…

November 15, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Wyoming voters choose among 3 amendments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming voters will decide three constitutional questions in today's general election.

November 06, 2012 8:11 amLoading…

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