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An evening constitutional: Rocky Mountain College scholar helps celebrate Constitution Day

An evening constitutional: Rocky Mountain College scholar helps celebrate Constitution Day

The fight to shore constitutional protections, including free speech and freedom of religion, has been waged in many states, including Montana.

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Montana among 32 states asking Supreme Court to settle gay marriage issue

BOSTON — Thirty-two states that either allow gay marriage or have banned it asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to settle the issue once and for all.

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Law professor: U.S. Supreme Court will decide same-sex marriage issue in 2015

HELENA — A law professor and legal commentator said Wednesday he expects the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in June 2015.

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From the editor: God bless America

God Bless America.

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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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Guest opinion: Big money wins again at Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is filled with men and women with Ivy League degrees. They’ve studied law, politics, and history.

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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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Supreme Court rules for Wyoming landowner in trail dispute

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that follows the route of an abandoned railroad, a decision that could force the government to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate landowners.

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Gazette opinion: Too much campaign rhetoric on repealing ACA

Up to 1,400 Yellowstone County residents have been on a waiting list for help choosing a private insurance plan in a new federal health program. Billings hospitals are deluged with patient requests for help with the new program. The program website is distinctly unfriendly. Choices are compl…

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Supreme Court rejects appeal on Montana’s ban on party endorsement of judicial candidates

HELENA — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Montana’s appeal of a federal court decision that struck down the state law banning political parties from endorsing nonpartisan judicial candidates.

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U.S. Supreme Court again declines to review Montana gun law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined for the second time to review a Montana law that exempts from federal regulation guns that are made and kept in the state.

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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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State asks U.S. Supreme Court to review ruling on partisan judicial endorsements

HELENA — The state’s attorney general and political practices commissioner have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2012 federal appeals court decision that struck down Montana’s ban on political party endorsement of candidates in the state’s nonpartisan juridical races.

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George F. Will: Defining moment for U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Constitutional arguments that seem as dry as dust can have momentous consequences. On Monday, the Supreme Court's nine fine minds will hear oral arguments about the meaning of "the" and "happen." What they decide could advance the urgent project of reining in rampant executive power.

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12th Planet developer's home to be sold

12th Planet developer's home to be sold

For what may be the first time in a Montana bankruptcy court, a judge has ordered the home of former casino owner Philip Keith be sold to help pay back millions of dollars in debts.

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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?

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Montana-Wyoming water trial wraps up after 25 days

An initial decision is expected by mid-2014 in Montana’s bid to prove Wyoming took too much water from the Yellowstone River basin.

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Hearing reveals disagreements on role of political practices commissioner

HELENA — Those testifying before an interim legislative committee Monday offered widely divergent opinions about the role of the state political practices commissioner and how the office should be structured.

October 21, 2013 7:27 pm

Court won't get involved in Hutterites case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won't get involved in a Montana decision to force a Hutterite religious colony to pay worker compensation insurance for jobs outside the commune.

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Scalia tells Bozeman crowd that people should decide what rights they have

Scalia tells Bozeman crowd that people should decide what rights they have

BOZEMAN – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a Montana audience Monday that American courts too often decide what rights we “ought to have,” when that decision instead should lie with the people, through their elected officials.

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