September 18, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday ruled that New Jersey's sports wagering law conflicts with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) and thus, should not be implemented. PASPA makes sports betting illegal nationwide except in Nevada, Oregon, ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 3, 1890, US President Benjamin Harrison signed the Idaho Admission Bill into law, making Idaho the forty-third state admitted to the Union. Idaho became a territory in 1863 following the signing of an act of Congress by President Abraham Lincoln. At that time, the Idaho Territory consisted ...[read more]
April 19, 2013
by Addison Morris
Montana Governor Steve Bullock on Thursday approved a revision to the state code that formally decriminalizes same-sex intercourse in the state. The bill struck from the state code a phrase stating that deviate sexual relations entail "sexual contact or sexual intercourse between two persons of ...[read more]
February 24, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a woman whose will designated that she be buried in Montana must be buried in Iowa at the behest of her husband. It ruled that the state's Final Disposition Act gives the spouse of a decedent "the right to control the final disposition...with no ...[read more]
January 22, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Guest Columnist Jon Ellingson of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana argues that many of Montana's state statutes are unconstitutional, especially those which confer particular rights and responsibilities upon only heterosexual spouses while simultaneously denying same-sex couples ...[read more]
January 17, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On January 17, 2006, the US Supreme Court upheld an Oregon law that permitted assisted suicide in certain cases. The Court determined that the Controlled Substances Act does not prevent the distribution of certain lethal drugs used in the implementation of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. This ...[read more]
December 18, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The Montana Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit seeking legal status for same-sex relationships. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) originally filed suit in July 2010 on behalf of six same-sex couples alleging that state law prohibited them from ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by Kyle Webster
On December 12, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down a Wisconsin law prohibiting people from donating more than $10,000 a year to political action committees (PACs). The successful challenge came from the Wisconsin Right to Life and the Wisconsin Center for Economic ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
2/19/2013: Supreme Court granted certiorari in campaign finance case 11/7/2012: Colorado, Montana passed ballot measures seeking campaign finance reform 10/24/2012: Seventh Circuit allowed cap on campaign contributions for upcoming election 10/23/2012: Supreme Court rejected challenge of ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Voters passed ballot measures on Tuesday seeking to limit the amount of money that can be directed to political campaigns in Colorado and Montana. The measure in Colorado will amend that state's constitution to declare that the people of the state find that "large campaign contributions to ...[read more]

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