We’ll continue to follow this story as it develops:
The University of Montana has hired an outside investigator to review allegations of a recent sexual assault on campus that reportedly involved two female students, multiple male students and the date-rape drug Rohypnol.
UM Vice President Jim Foley told the Missoulian on Wednesday that [...]
This one has played out over the course of three decades. Someone killed 17-year-old Kim Nees in Poplar in 1983. Barry Beach was convicted on the basis of his confession to police in Louisiana after a lengthy interview.
He recanted his confession and has maintained his innocence since. That was hardly [...]
The state Supreme Court issued an opinion in an interesting case recently:
A teenager who sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in Ravalli County when he was 13 must register as a sexual offender under a Montana Supreme Court ruling issued this month.
The court’s ruling came in a 2009 case involving a [...]
One of the more interesting legal issues to arise recently in Montana looks as though it’s going to be resolved out of court.
Earlier this month, the Montana Supreme Court stepped in to stop a court-ordered hysterectomy for a woman with cancer who had been judged incompetent to make decisions about her medical [...]
Smoke dope. Feed grizzlies. Get mauled. Collect worker’s comp.
That’s pretty much the Twitter version of a Montana Supreme Court decision, as reported by the Associated Press:
The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a Workers’ Compensation Court ruling that about $65,000 in medical bills incurred by a man who was mauled while [...]
It was a tough few days on the Cops and Courts beat last week.
The details in the caes involving story about the discovery of a young mother’s body after she’d lain beside her baby for hours were just heartbreaking:
A young woman found dead in a Paxson Street apartment appeared to have [...]
“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 [...]