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Man accused of killing Sidney teacher wants competency ruling reversed

Man accused of killing Sidney teacher wants competency ruling reversed

HELENA — A mentally disabled Colorado man accused of killing a Montana teacher and burying her body is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse a judge's ruling that he is fit to stand trial.

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Hobby Lobby ruling sparks protest in Billings over contraceptives

Hobby Lobby ruling sparks protest in Billings over contraceptives

On Tuesday, people lined the sidewalks of North 27th Street, expressing their frustration over a recent Supreme Court decision that extended religious freedoms to some corporations.

July 22, 2014 10:03 pm Photos

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Union leaders: Court ruling won’t affect Montana now

HELENA — Montana union leaders said Tuesday they foresee no immediate impact in Montana from a U.S. Supreme Court decision that concluded certain government employees don’t have to pay fees to the unions representing them.

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Supco contraception decision: Montana congressional delegation breaks down on party lines

Supco contraception decision: Montana congressional delegation breaks down on party lines

HELENA — Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday limiting contraception coverage fell along party lines in Montana’s congressional delegation, as Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines hailed the decision as upholding religious freedom.

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Pro-choice, pro-life leaders disagree on how court decision will affect Montana law

HELENA — Leaders of an abortion rights group here said they don’t believe a Montana law will be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a Massachusetts law banning protests within a 35-foot buffer zone outside abortion clinics.

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New law limiting donations goes into effect in 2015

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Lawmakers want to repeal part of a soon-to-be-enacted law that places caps on political action committee spending in Wyoming.

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From the editor: God bless America

God Bless America.

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Billings attorney and former Supreme Court justice Diane Barz dies

Billings attorney and former Supreme Court justice Diane Barz dies

Diane Barz, who had a pioneering and distinguished career as a Billings attorney, state district judge and Supreme Court justice, has died.

May 15, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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2 groups ask Wyoming for campaign finance change with Supreme Court ruling

CASPER, Wyo. — The Cheyenne-based Wyoming Liberty Group and the Alexandria, Va.-based Center for Competitive Politics are calling on the state to change election rules to conform to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

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Gazette opinion: A second chance at justice for Cherice

Gazette opinion: A second chance at justice for Cherice

Sometimes the wheels of justice turn at an agonizingly slow pace. Such is the case of the sexual assaults on a 14-year-old Billings high school student perpetrated by a 47-year-old business teacher.

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Commission hears testimony, including from judge, on 2 complaints against Billings lawyer

Commission hears testimony, including from judge, on 2 complaints against Billings lawyer

A Billings lawyer with a track record of disciplinary problems and who is to be publicly censured next week by the Montana Supreme Court faced a state panel on two more misconduct complaints on Thursday.

April 24, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Judge hears arguments over candidate’s eligibility for Supreme Court

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. 

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Guest opinion: Court outsources responsibility for election transparency

The U.S. Supreme Court decisions in both McCutcheon and Citizens United placed great faith in “robust” federal campaign-finance disclosure as an antidote to the corrupting influences of political donations and expenditures.

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Wyoming Senate introduces special session bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — After initially failing to garner enough support, a bill aimed at dealing with the fallout from the state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public instruction case won introduction from the state Senate on Thursday.

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Wyoming GOP wants Legislature to stay away from Cindy Hill

Members of the Republican Central Committee passed contentious resolutions on Saturday that uproot the GOP’s headquarters and challenge the state Legislature’s Cindy Hill game plan.

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Cindy Hill wins Supreme Court case

Cindy Hill wins Supreme Court case

CASPER, Wyo. — State schools chief Cindy Hill said Tuesday she would return to work at the Wyoming Department of Education following a state Supreme Court decision declaring unconstitutional the law that stripped her of much of her power last year.

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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.

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Wheat seeks re-election to Supreme Court

Wheat seeks re-election to Supreme Court

HELENA — Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat of Bozeman said Thursday he will seek another term on the court.

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Court reverses ruling that made it difficult to challenge agencies on open meetings

HELENA — The state Supreme Court has reversed an earlier ruling that made it difficult for individuals to file legal challenges against government agencies that ignore Montana's open-meetings and open-records laws.

January 10, 2014 3:05 pmLoading…

Supreme Court denies appeal in arson case

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has denied a petition for post-conviction relief filed by a Billings man who said a District Court judge misinterpreted the state’s arson law and that both of his attorneys provided ineffective assistance.

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