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Gazette opinion: Nonpartisan research veers into election influence

Gazette opinion: Nonpartisan research veers into election influence

Montanans received a rude introduction to questionable political science research methods last week.

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Stanford, Dartmouth say they will send apology letters to Montanans

Stanford, Dartmouth say they will send apology letters to Montanans

HELENA — The presidents of Stanford University and Dartmouth College are sending 100,000 letters to Montana residents disavowing election mailers that state officials called deceitful and worried will influence the state’s two Supreme Court elections.

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State, school launch probes into election mailers

State, school launch probes into election mailers

HELENA — Montana and Stanford University officials launched separate investigations Thursday into official-looking mailers that arrived at Montana homes this week rating how liberal or conservative the four nonpartisan candidates for state Supreme Court are.

October 23, 2014 2:32 pm Photos

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George F. Will: Football franchise tackled by the language police

WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let's hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to…

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Prosecutors will seek 10 years in prison for Stacey Dean Rambold

Prosecutors will seek 10 years in prison for Stacey Dean Rambold

A Montana prosecutor is seeking 10 years in prison for a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student, after the Supreme Court rejected a one-month sentence from an earlier judge whose comments pinned some responsibility on the victim.

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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.

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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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