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Women’s prison inmate died by hanging, death certificate says

A 50-year-old woman who died while in custody at the Montana Women’s Prison was found in her cell “suspended by a bedsheet,” according to...

Billings franchise fees case moves along as judge picks original group...

A legal battle between the City of Billings and almost every single resident in the state’s largest town regarding utility bills and “franchise fees”...

Lawsuit challenges gray wolf harvest near Yellowstone National Park

A dispute about the wolf population around Yellowstone National Park and the size of elk herds has gotten chippy, as at least one Fish...

Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...

Department of Justice doubles attorneys as restrictions in voting rights grow

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement...

Court upholds constitutionality of SB140

In a decision that was as much historical as it was legal, the Montana Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that Senate Bill 140, which abolished...

Group asks judge to block bill to change judiciary, limit...

Forward Montana and its co-plaintiffs have asked a Lewis and Clark County district judge to block a bill that prohibits some election activities on...

Secretary of State: Voting rights lawsuit should be dismissed

Attorneys for Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen have filed a response to a lawsuit brought by the Montana Democrat Party and resident Mitch Bohn,...

Prisoner with history of mental illness dies after disemboweling himself at...

A man with a history of mental illness and self-harm died May 23 after he disemboweled himself while in custody at the Montana State...

McLaughlin responds to AG motion to reconsider in 267 words

In what may be the shortest response in litigation so far that has burned through reams of paper, Court Administrator Beth McLaughlin and her...

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