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Gianforte signs HB701, beginning new chapter for marijuana legalization in Montana

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte on Tuesday signed House Bill 701, landmark legislation that implements and regulates the recreational marijuana program that voters approved in...

Supreme Court rejects motion to disqualify all justices ruling on subpoena...

The state Supreme Court Wednesday rejected a motion from the Legislature for a blanket disqualification of all Justices sitting on a case over the...

Federal judge’s ruling allows Butte man to reclaim his life

A federal judge Tuesday ruled a Butte man would never again have to register as a sex offender in the state of Montana. Randall Menges,...

Courts administrator files response to Attorney General’s motion to disqualify all...

Montana’s courts administrator has responded to Attorney General Austin Knudsen’s motion to have all the state’s Supreme Court justices disqualified because they either know...

Plaintiffs in SB140 suit will seek to stop Cascade County judicial...

Attorneys for former Republican Secretary of State Bob Brown and other plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a bill signed this session...

Another bill reshaping judiciary faces lawsuit

Another in a series of GOP-backed bills signed this session that would reshape Montana's judicial branch is now subject to a legal challenge. Plaintiffs including...

Justice argues legislative subpoena has no legitimate purpose

One of Montana’s top judicial officers has accused the state’s Department of Justice and Legislature of abusing its power by issuing a subpoena seeking...

Court rejects motion to challenge additional bill as part of SB140...

The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a motion from a group of plaintiffs suing over a law signed this session changing how judges...

Attorneys sue to stop lawmakers’ back-up plan for courts

The group that has challenged the constitutionality of the Montana governor appointing judges directly asked the state’s Supreme Court to include consideration of Senate...

Levine’s absence in Cascade County noticeable as she eyes election

The State Senate’s historic decision not to confirm the nomination of Cascade County Judge Michele Reinhart Levine could have serious ramifications for a court...

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