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Jon Krakauer asked for a specific student-athlete’s records while writing the 2015 book, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."
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Montana’s Supreme Court ruled today on author Jon Krakauer’s request for University of Montana student records related to an alleged 2012 sexual assault. Krakauer asked for a specific student-athlete’s records while writing the 2015 book, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.

Montana Supreme Court candidates Kristen Juras and Dirk Sandefur debated in Missoula Thursday, at a luncheon organized by the Western Montana Bar Association.
Edward O'Brien

Montana Supreme Court candidates Kristen Juras and Dirk Sandefur debated in Missoula Thursday, at a luncheon organized by the Western Montana Bar Association

In his opening remarks, Sandefur, who’s a state district court judge, wanted one point made clear.

Today Montana’s Supreme Court denied a request from unions and lawmakers to find unconstitutional a ballot initiative that aims to create funding for brain research.

Days after I-181 qualified for the general election ballot in July, Montana AFL-CIO, Montana Taxpayers Association and several state legislators, on both sides of the aisle, asked the court to not allow the initiative to go to vote this November.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact narrowly passed the state Legislature in 2015 after more than a decade of negotiation. It settles water rights in and around the Flathead Reservation.
David Wiley (CC-BY-2)

Flathead irrigators are appealing to the State Supreme Court in a legal battle to overturn the state’s water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Councilman Bryan Von Lossberg addresses a rally in favor of a Missoula takeover of the city's drinking water in March of 2015
Josh Burnham

Montana’s Supreme Court yesterday handed the city of Missoula a win in the legal battle to take ownership of the city’s drinking water system.

Medical marijuana sign.
Flickr user Laurie Avocado (CC-BY-2)

Medical marijuana advocates in Montana are running out of options to delay a state law that could shut down pot shops here in August. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it won't hear an appeal from the Montana Cannabis Industry Association over the 2011 Montana Marijuana Act.

The Montana Supreme Court this week struck down the final provision of a law to deny services to undocumented immigrants.

Author Jon Krakauer speaks about his book "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town" during a community forum in Missoula, MT Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
Cheri Trusler

The Montana Supreme Court is in Bozeman Wednesday, hearing oral arguments in a case between an investigative journalist and the State of Montana.

Jon Krakauer, author of ‘Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town’, is pressing the State Commissioner of Higher Education to release disciplinary records related to former University of Montana student and athlete Jordan Johnson.

Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin break down Gianforte's "406 tax relief" plan; discuss the aim of Juneau's reservations tour; explain why it's hard to stop illegal robo-calls; and look at the new TV ad in the only contested state supreme court race, on this episode of "Campaign Beat."

The Montana Supreme Court hears arguments April, 22 2016 over the eminent domain case involving Mountain Water Company in Missoula.
Bree Zender

Montana’s Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case that will determine the future of Missoula’s water utility. The City of Missoula first tried to take ownership of Mountain Water Company by condemnation in the 1980s. Its current attempt that the court is now considering started in 2013.

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