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Guest opinion: Let's focus on real families in Montana

Guest opinion: Let's focus on real families in Montana

In response to Judge Brian Morris’ courageous and historic decision applying the federal Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to nullify Montana’s “marriage ban” amendment, Jeff Laszloffy of the Montana Family Foundation predictably decried the decision, stating that he was “heartbro…

November 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Dark money campaigns skew justice against individual rights

Guest opinion: Dark money campaigns skew justice against individual rights

The thumbscrew was a favorite of medieval torturers and 18th century slave traders. The thumbs or toes of the victim were inserted into the device, and then were slowly and painfully crushed by incremental turns of the screw. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United works li…

October 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Unlimited money endangers '1-person, 1-vote'

“One person, one vote.” That’s a principle most Americans can get behind. We may disagree on who should be elected, but that’s how the process is supposed to work: we each get one vote.

July 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: LGBT minority's 45-year struggle for equal rights

The first three words of the U.S. and Montana’s Constitutions — We the People — are words of inclusion. No natural person is excluded. We the People includes everybody; no exceptions.

June 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: 1st Amendment religion clauses: A sword with 2 edges

There is gathering national support acknowledging that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are simply that —citizens — with the same rights, privileges and obligations as other citizens. In response, some states, along with various fundamentalist religious and conservative organi…

February 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Citizens United decision will hurt judicial elections

Sen. Jon Tester recently introduced a proposed federal constitutional amendment that would end corporate personhood rights, overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The utility of such an amendment may be debated, since Citizens United was based on First Amendment free …

August 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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