“I think the organization can be fixed. I just don’t think people have the political will to do it.”
Former Public Defender Commission Chairman James Park Taylor, explaining why he resigned that position after – as Helena Independent Record reporter Allison Maier writes – citing various inadequacies within the institution and expressing little [...]
“Clearly, no system is fool-proof.”
Montana Supreme CourtJustice Patricia Cotter, in a majority opinion upholding the conviction of Anthony St. Dennis, convicted of beating to death homeless Missoula veteran Forrest Clayton Salcido (at right, in Chandler Melton photo).
“We are ultimately passing the buck to further litigation and, likely, the federal courts.” Justice [...]