Montana Supreme Court

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana state judge has determined three laws passed by Montana’s Republican-controlled legislature to regulate activities on university campuses are unconstitutional, including one that sought to ban transgender women from participating on female collegiate sports teams.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republicans are making an unprecedented partisan pitch to install a party loyalist on Montana’s Supreme Court by ousting an incumbent judge in a race that’s seen a deluge of cash on both sides and that could affect ongoing legal challenges to abortion and voter laws passed by th
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court, in a split ruling on Wednesday, upheld a temporary order blocking the enforcement of two election-related laws passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature while the laws are being challenged in court.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs can be held responsible for damages awarded to a Montana woman who became pregnant after an on-duty BIA officer used the threat of criminal charges to coerce her into having sex, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled.
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) — 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 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.
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.
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.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a $35 million judgment against the Jehovah’s Witnesses for not reporting a girl’s sexual abuse to authorities.
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.
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.