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A year ago this week, Gov. Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 107, repealing an archaic state law that made it a felony to be in a same-sex relationship in the state of Montana, a “crime” punishable by fines of up to $50,000 and 10 years in jail.
The U.S. Supreme Court is filled with men and women with Ivy League degrees. They’ve studied law, politics, and history.
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.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A Sheridan man who had been serving a life sentence for his role in a 2009 home invasion killing will be eligible for parole after serving 25 years for the crime, a district judge ruled Wednesday.
BOZEMAN — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is speaking in Bozeman on Monday.
“In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race.”
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.
CASPER, Wyo. — A new Wyoming law that ends mandatory life imprisonment for juvenile killers won't change the sentences of eight people already serving life for crimes they committed before the age of 18.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming would bring its law into compliance with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that outlawed mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers under a bill that cleared its first vote in the state Senate on Thursday.
At the top of our state capital building in Helena sits a beautiful copper dome. Nearly a century ago, that copper dome wasn’t just for decoration. It was a symbol of the copper barons and their ultimate power to decide who represented the people of Montana.
HELENA — The U.S. Supreme Court won't consider a Colorado woman's challenge of a $3.4 billion settlement between the federal government and Native American land trust beneficiaries.
CASPER, Wyo. — State and federal judges would decide the fate of eight inmates serving life for crimes they committed as juveniles, even if Wyoming eliminates life without parole for young offenders.
HELENA — Back-and-forth court decisions striking and reinstating Montana laws that regulate campaign contributions have set this election cycle roiling, resulting in candidates showered by unexpected cash and a flurry of legal challenges ahead of Election Day. Conservative groups and busines…
HELENA — Montana's campaign contribution limits will remain in place at least through the November election after a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday that put a hold on a federal judge's decision that would have allowed for unlimited spending in state races.
HELENA—Republican Rick Hill outraised his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Steve Bullock, slightly in the latest reporting period in the governor’s race, but Bullock still has a big financial lead over the ex-congressman.
CAPSER, Wyo. -- The Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne cannot use the First Amendment to exempt itself from the nonreligious actions alleged by a former Casper resident against a deacon at St. Anthony's Church, according to an order by a federal judge.
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case dealing with timber-cutting on 28,000 preserve acres in the Black Hills National Forest.
MISSOULA -- Walter Wilde wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to say corporations aren't people.
WASHINGTON — Three days of Supreme Court arguments over the health care law demonstrated for all to see that conservative justices are prepared to act as an alternative legislature, diving deeply into policy details as if they were members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions …
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