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Supreme Court examines health insurance subsidies

HELENA — Federal subsidies that reduce the cost of health insurance purchased on the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Montana could be torpedoed by the U.S. Supreme Court next year.

November 14, 2014 4:41 pmLoading…
Judge cancels gay marriage hearing, says he has enough information to rule

Judge cancels gay marriage hearing, says he has enough information to rule

GREAT FALLS — A federal judge has vacated a hearing scheduled for next week in Great Falls to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging Montana's ban on gay marriage.

November 14, 2014 1:21 pmLoading…
Gay marriage advocates hope for quick court resolution

Gay marriage advocates hope for quick court resolution

CASPER, Wyo. — Plaintiffs in a same-sex marriage case in federal court hope U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl will decide quickly, perhaps even at the close of Thursday’s hearing, that the nuptials are a right in Wyoming.

October 15, 2014 8:00 am Photos



Ups and Downs:

SAINTS success. A sellout Tuxedos and Tiaras crowd of 1,000 helped raise more than $1 million for St. Vincent Healthcare’s new Medical Surgical Center of Excellence. The 36th annual SAINTS fundraiser, organized by St. Vincent Foundation volunteers, set a record high.

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State-by-state look at gay marriage bans

State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seekin…

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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.

September 17, 2014 9:53 pmLoading…

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.

May 21, 2014 6:14 pmLoading…

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.

May 08, 2014 7:26 amLoading…

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.

April 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

February 25, 2014 11:12 amLoading…

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.

February 24, 2014 2:05 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.

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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.

January 13, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…

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.

January 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

January 09, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

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