HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a proposal to change the way state Supreme Court justices are elected is unconstitutional and cannot appear on the November ballot.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that temporarily blocks three abortion laws passed by the 2021 Legislature from taking effect while legal challenges play out.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to bar Idaho from enforcing its near-total abortion ban while a lawsuit pitting federal health care law against state anti-abortion legislation is underway.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Board of Regents, not the Legislature, has the constitutional authority to regulate the possession and storage of firearms on public college campuses, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montanans who want to cast a vote in next month's primary election must be registered with their county elections office by noon on June 6, under an order by the Montana Supreme Court.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature's proposal to change the way Supreme Court justices are elected in Montana is unconstitutional and cannot appear on the November 2022 ballot, a state judge has ruled.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The chairman of a legislative committee who convened a meeting of a majority of the Republican members of the committee — but not a majority of the committee itself — did not violate Montana's open meeting laws when he barred the media from attending, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a Miles City man's conviction for attempted deliberate homicide for threatening to stab a bar owner in the heart while the defendant sat handcuffed in the back of a law enforcement vehicle.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers overstepped their authority in passing legislation that would allow more people to carry guns on public college campuses, a state judge has ruled.
District Court Judge Michael McMahon on Tuesday granted the state Board of Regents' request for a permanent injunction against legislation that sought to block the regents from regulating the possession or storage of firearms on campuses.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Department belongs to the town of Ekalaka, according to a Montana Supreme Court decision that follows a dispute between the department and town officials.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a man's conviction for transporting drugs after finding the arresting officers violated his constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Great Falls man who was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl who is deaf and has developmental disabilities, saying he was denied his constitutional right to confront his accuser.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legislative leaders overstepped their authority in issuing a subpoena for months of emails belonging to the court's administrator, saying the request was not related to a valid legislative interest.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will decide whether lawmakers had the power to subpoena the emails of the court's administrator.
The justices unanimously denied the Legislature's request to dismiss a motion from court administrator Beth McLaughlin asking if lawmakers had the right to subpoena her emails.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Republican-controlled Legislature has withdrawn its subpoenas for the emails of Supreme Court justices and the court administrator that included state judges' opinions about a bill to allow the governor to directly fill judicial vacancies between elections.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a new law allowing the governor to directly nominate judges to fill vacancies — giving Gov. Greg Gianforte and the Republican-controlled Legislature a win in the first of a series of challenges to laws passed by the 2021 Legislature.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former members of the Board of Regents, a former commissioner of higher education and others are asking the Montana Supreme Court if four new laws passed by the Legislature infringe on the board's constitutional authority to set policy on state campuses.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state failed to make a reasonable effort to reunite a woman with the son who was taken away from her after he was born with methamphetamine in his system, the Montana Supreme Court ruled...
John C. "Skeff" Sheehy, retired Montana Supreme Court justice, state legislator and Billings attorney, died Friday morning at his home in Helena. He was 99.
A former Billings Senior High School teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old student who later killed herself will be released from the Montana State Prison to California on parole.
The definition of "usable marijuana" in the Montana Medical Marijuana Act does not need clarification, according to a district judge and the attorney general's office.
In response to a request for the Montana Supreme Court to rule on the issue of compliance with Montana's Medical Marijuana Act, Yellowstone County District Court Judge Rod Souza and Appellate Services Bureau Chief Mark Fowler both denied the need for the higher court's intervention.
A pared-down bill to add two district court judges in Yellowstone County and one in Missoula County was approved unanimously by the House Appropriations Committee Monday and will face a third House reading before heading to the Senate.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A dispute over a Montana wind farm's potential to harm nearby nesting eagles and other birds should be heard in California, the Montana Supreme Court said Friday, in an opinion that deals a legal setback to the project's developers.