April 3, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Fifteen states, led by Louisiana, urged the US Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold same-sex marriage bans. The brief asserts that voters should decide for themselves whether to allow same-sex marriages in their respective states. Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah and West ...[read more]
February 4, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a decision granting summary judgment to Planned Parenthood in a case challenging two Montana abortion parental consent laws, ordering further proceedings. Planned Parenthood challenged these laws based on the concept of issue preclusion after the ...[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 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 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]
October 24, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to limits on the political contributions that donors can make to candidates running for Montana state offices. Montana's campaign finance law limits the individual contributions to gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates to $500 and ...[read more]
September 12, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The Montana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that there is no constitutional right to the cultivation, distribution and use of medical marijuana. The plaintiffs in the case sought to prevent the enactment and enforcement of a 2011 law that repealed an earlier law permitting the use of marijuana for ...[read more]
August 11, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The Supreme Court of Montana on Friday ruled that its state's November ballots may include Initiative 166, a nonbinding policy statement that would direct the state's congress to support an amendment to the US Constitution asserting that corporations are not people and money does not qualify as ...[read more]
June 25, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Supreme Court on Monday issued a per curiam opinion, striking down a century-old campaign finance law in Montana that restricts the amount of money corporations can spend on campaigns. In American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, the court found that the restrictions imposed by ...[read more]

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