U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft document on a case could potentially overturn Roe versus Wade and national protections for abortions. Former UM Law Professor and constitutional scholar Rob Natelson recently on Voices of Montana recounted a time in Montana when a leaked document from the Montana Supreme Court may have det...
Board of Education Warned Of Constitutional Violation Prior To Lawsuit
Online news outlet The Daily Montanan along with The Montana Federation of Public Employees union have filed suit in Lewis and Clark County District Court asking a judge to void the actions of the Board of Public Education over what they believe was an illegal decision in cutting out public comment and participation. Board Chairwoman Tammy Lac...
Board Of Education Sued Over Alleged Violation Of State Constitution
The Montana Federation of Public Employees Union and online news outlet The Daily Montanan have filed a suit against the Montana Board of Education over an alleged violation of the state constitution. Northern News Network’s Eric Young reports.
State Senator Looks Back At Constitution’s Impact On Conservation
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Montana Constitution, part of which recognizes the right to a clean and healthful environment. Montana lawmakers focused on conservation say the provision is an important foundation for protecting land water and air. State Senator Pat Flowers of Belgrade says this part of the constitution gets to Mo...
Former Gov. Racicot Celebrates 50th Anniversary of State Constitutional Convention
To mark the 50th anniversary of Montana’s 1972 Constitutional Convention Montana State University held a panel discussion on the document’s lasting impact on the state. Among the panelists was former Governor Marc Racicot who noted the constitution’s unique reflection of its citizens at the time.
Montana Supreme Court Election May Change For First Time In State History
A measure that may be on the 2022 ballot could change how Montana’s supreme court justices are elected to seven districts rather than statewide. Head of the Public Policy Institute of the Rockies Kimberly Dudik says the statewide election of supreme court justices was included in Montana’s first Constitution drafted in 1889.
Reporter Reflects On 1972 Constitutional Convention
This marks the 50th anniversary of Montana’s 1972 Constitutional Convention and retired state news reporter Chuck Johnson was there covering it. Recently, he was on Voices of Montana.
Judge Rules State Legislators Violated the Constitution
District Court Judge Mike Menahan ruled Thursday legislators violated the state Constitution when they added sections unrelated to the original intent of Senate Bill 319 during a free conference committee meeting one day before the 2021 Legislature adjourned. Those committees by law are confined to discuss amendments to the bill on which the t...
AG Knudsen Challenging Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Laws
Attorney General Austin Knudsen is appealing a decision by Judge Michael Moses in the state Supreme Court. The Yellowstone County District Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction earlier this month that temporarily stops several laws from going into effect restricting abortion access. The order is in effect while a legal challenge is under...
Montana’s New Congressional Districts Nearing Final Mapping
Nine maps have made the final cut in the process to designate two Montana congressional districts. On Voices of Montana District and Apportionment Commission Member Dan Stusek said the map chosen must meet four criteria set out in the Montana and the U.S. Constitutions. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/10-11_737.mp3