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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…

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GUEST POST: Hokey Pokey

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls) Sen. Moe can be reached at moe.mt.senate@gmail.com Follow her on Twitter  @MaryMoeMT Ah, the irony. Before the self-proclaimed “originalist,” Justice Antonin Scalia, had even been entombed, Senate Republicans were changing the Constitution’s clear directive to the President to appoint Scalia’s replacement –…

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Sandefur Raises Three Times More Than Supreme Court Opponent

State District Judge Dirk Sandefur of Great Falls continues to build a strong, statewide network of broad-based, grass roots support for his campaign for 2016 election to the Montana Supreme Court. In his most recent campaign finance report filed on July 5th, Judge Sandefur reported…

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Today’s Must-Read Political Blog Post

Is up on Preserve the Beartooth Front, where David Katz writes about how the Montana Supreme Court race could impact the front’s future.  You can read it here: Outside corporate interests are trying to shift the balance of the Montana Supreme Court. What it means…

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Wheat Releases Ad

Here’s Mike Wheat’s latest ad, if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s direct and to the point–highlighting Wheat’s vast experience and that this race is not for sale.

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Montana’s Clinic Safety Law Stands

Last week the Supreme Court made it easier for anti-choice protesters to harass and threaten women as they go into clinics. In its decision in McCullen v. Coakley, Supreme Court–protected ironically behind their own 250-foot buffer zone, ruled that women will be denied a 35-foot zone of protection.  The…

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GUEST POST: Opening Prayers

[This is a guest post by Ricard E. Wackrow, Administrator of the Flathead Area Secular Humanist Assocation.] Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision endorsing opening prayers at public meetings is the latest nail to be pried from the wall separating church and state. The Roberts Court…

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We’ve Met the Enemy and It is Science and Knowledge

Creationists have been much in the news in Montana of late. Here’s the latest on Greg Gianforte, the billionaire tech mogul who apparently believes the earth is 4,300 years old.  It’s also time for an update on Lawrence VanDyke, the creationist supreme court candidate who…

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Montana Supreme Court to Decide Voting Rights Case

In the United States of America today, it is illegal to allow only wealthy property owners to vote.  But in 2011, the Republican Flathead County Commissioners did the next best thing, and the case is going to the Montana Supreme Court on April 11. Flathead County…

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The Fight’s Not Over

In a memo thick with bravado but lacking in coherence, the American Tracition parthership today declared victory over Montana voters. The ATP makes the ridiculous claim that Steve Bullock’s defense of Montana’s anti-corruption law amounts to an “indefensible attacks on Montanan’s God-given right of free…

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