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105 ABA Journal Montana articles.

Supreme Court Stays Montana Campaign Ruling; Ginsburg Sees Opportunity to Revisit Citizens United

A controversial Montana ruling that distinguished Citizens United and upheld corporate campaign restrictions in the state could give the U.S. Supreme Court an opportunity to revisit the issue, according to…

Former Montana Municipal Judge Takes Plea in Federal Bribery Case

A former municipal judge for Butte and Silverbow County, Montana, has taken a plea in a bribery case.

Steven J. Kambich, 53, who has been on the bench there since…

Critic Calls Montana Ruling on Corporate Campaign Contributions an ‘Act of Defiance’

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled the controversial Supreme Court decision Citizens United doesn’t require it to overturn a state law that bars corporations from making independent campaign expenditures for…

Lawyer Wants Montana Sex Offenders to Know: I’m Not the Person Writing You Critical Letters

A Montana lawyer thinks someone with a personal vendetta against her is responsible for letters being sent to registered sex offenders that contain her home address and phone number.

The…

Supreme Court Case Could Affect Control of Nation’s Riverbeds

A U.S. Supreme Court case on the ownership of land below three Montana rivers could affect control of riverbeds throughout the country.

Montana asserts it owns the land and it…

Man Gets 8 Years for Setting Fire to Montana Law Office

A man who said he had been hired by a lawyer’s wife to kill her husband but couldn’t bring himself to do it and instead torched the attorney’s Montana law…

Lawyer Sued Over Shooting by Elderly Client; Complaint Alleges He Should Have Warned Authorities

A Florida lawyer has been named as a defendant in a personal injury lawsuit seeking damages over a shooting in another state by an elderly client.

Attorney David Gilmore should…

Law Clerk Sues Judge for Assault, Says He Slapped Her with a Legal File

A female law clerk who is also an attorney has filed suit against the Fergus County, Mont., judge for whom she works, seeking compensatory and punitive damages for assault.

Britt…

Longtime U of Montana Law Prof Denied Emeritus Status Decries ‘Petty’ and ‘Inexplicable’ Decision

A conservative constitutional scholar who formerly taught at the University of Montana for 23 years has been denied emeritus status in a faculty vote.

Rob Natelson, who retired in May…

Montana AG to Probe Charity Portrayed in ‘Three Cups of Tea’

The charity portrayed in the book Three Cups of Tea is under investigation after a 60 Minutes report alleged its founder, Greg Mortenson, exaggerated his achievements and used charity money…

Montana High Court OKs Workers Comp for Pot-Smoking Park Worker Mauled While Feeding Bears

A man who was mauled while feeding the bears for his employer may collect workers compensation even though he smoked pot beforehand, according to the Montana Supreme Court.

The court…

One Day After Mont. Judge Orders Woman to Have Hysterectomy for Cancer, Top Court Calls a Halt

Under legal standards for informed consent, an adult who is mentally competent generally has a constitutional right to refuse medical treatment, even treatment that would be life-saving.

But after being…

9th Circuit Says Law Firm Must Pay $311K to Man From Whom It Sought to Collect Less Than $10K

Corrected: An attorney representing a Montana consumer was jubilant today over news that a $311,000 verdict for his client, who was initially pro se in a collection case brought by…

Lawmaker Wants Judge on Endangered Species List; Animal Protection Group Wants Retraction

Critics see a veiled threat in a Montana congressman’s assertions that a federal judge should be put on the endangered species list for his ruling on protections for wolves.

In…

‘Shocked and Appalled’ By 2nd Client-Sex Complaint, Lawyer Said He Learned Lesson the 1st Time

Disciplined in 2007 for having sex with a client in 2005, a Montana lawyer has been accused of making the same mistake again, apparently with a different client, in 2008…

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