Fielder Mum on American Lands Council’s declining membership: county governments are fleeing ALC
The Salt Lake Tribune this week reported that almost half of the 50 or so counties in western states that ALC had claimed as members in the past have stopped paying dues. ALC President Jennifer Fielder “declined to answer questions ” about the declining member membership numbers when stopped by a reporter on her way out of an ALC meeting in downtown Salt Lake City hotel. Attorneys general from 15 states, including Montana, said ALC’s land grab was a pointless waste of time.
Political Practices Commissioner Refers Caron Cooper’s actions to Lewis & Clark County for Prosecution
Caron Cooper has been filing a frivolous campaign finance complaints against progressive groups and even this blog, both of which were tossed out. But when it came to following the law herself, she fell short. The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has referred a complaint against her to the county attorney to be prosecuted.
Billings Gazette Endorses I-177, Public Lands Safe Zone from Traps
From the Gazette editorial:
Montana’s fur bearer trapping law conflicts with the increasing popularity of public lands for other recreation. The purpose of I-177 is to reduce hazards for the public. The Gazette editorial board agrees that I-177 would be a better law than the trapping rules now on the books. People shouldn’t have to worry that they or their pets will fall prey to man-made traps when they go out to enjoy public lands.
Gazette Endoses Sandefur for Supreme Court
Given that Juras has exactly zero experience as a judge and has expressed her eagerness to get on the court so that she can help block access to birth control, this an important, obvious, and correct choice.
The Gazette also pointed out that it was “disingenuous to argue that this is “absolutely settled law” as Juras said when she talked with editorial board members earlier this month in Billings. Disputes about how stream access law is applied in particular cases continue to be litigated.”
Juras’ Family Members Have Got to Be Kidding
Barely raising any money while a bunch of out-of-staters and millionaire who oppose stream access tell lies about your opponent to elect an anti-birth control justice to the MT supreme court is not anything like military service, nor “the sacrifices that many leaders face to keep our democracy strong.”
It make you the opposite of a leader: It makes you a pawn.