Four Advance in Montana Supreme Court Races

Two incumbent Montana Supreme Court justices are among candidates who will be on the general election ballot in November, following primary contests this week. Justices Jim Rice and Mike Wheat were opposed by single challengers, W. David Herbert and former state Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke, respectively. According to the Associated Press, the names of all […]

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Fundraising Already Under Way for Montana’s Supreme Court Race

Following a contentious Supreme Court election in 2014, Montana is already seeing fundraising for its primary and general Supreme Court elections this year.  That fundraising started in 2015, according to The Bozeman Daily Chronicle.  Describing his campaign donors as being across the political spectrum, one candidate said, “With the increasing politicization of these races in the […]

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Supreme Court Reaffirms Citizens United in Montana Case

The Supreme Court has affirmed its controversial Citizens United decision, striking down a Montana law that barred indirect corporate expenditures on all state elections. By a 5-4 vote, the justices summarily reversed a ruling by the Montana Supreme Court, according to an Associated Press report. In an unsigned decision, the five-member Supreme Court majority chose not to address questions about Citizens United raised by […]

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2/11/08: Montana Updates; Judge Says Courts Can Try Suspected Terrorists; And a Blog Post Discussing The Legitimacy of a Nebraska Supreme Court Decision

Moussaoui Judge Defends Courts Ability to Handle Terror Trials– ACS Blog U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema defends the trial courts ability to handle terrorism trials. Constitutionally Correct Or Judicial Activism– Rhymes With Right This blog post discusses the legitimacy of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s decision to end electrocution executions. More on Judicial Elections in Montana– […]

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Out-of-State GOP Research Firm Looks Into MT Court Candidates

According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle a Republican research firm in Florida is conducting opposition research on at least one of the nonpartisan candidates running for the Montana Supreme Court. The newspaper writes that “a researcher at Data Targeting of Gainesville, Florida, filed on March 18 multiple requests with Cascade County officials for public information on Cascade […]

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