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The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana
The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana

Debate over the constitutional amendment voters passed this year has now turned into a lawsuit filed with the Montana Supreme Court. The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, along with several county and attorney associations, filed a lawsuit today to block the constitutional change known as Marsy’s Law from taking immediate effect.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana
The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana

Donald Trump’s election has proven to be a windfall of sorts for the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana.

A high school homecoming football game on the Flathead Indian Reservation drew fans and protesters alike Friday night. A crowd of about 50 people amassed against the outer fence surrounding the football stadium during halftime.
Nicky Ouellet

School administrators in Polson are figuring out how to move forward, after pictures of two students wearing t-shirts with a Confederate flag and "white power" slogans to a school event garnered national attention last week.

Nicky Ouellet

A high school homecoming football game on the Flathead Indian Reservation drew fans and protesters alike Friday night. A crowd of about 50 people amassed against the outer fence surrounding the football stadium during halftime. They held signs and chanted “No more hate” across the fence.

Montana Capitol
William Marcus

Montana legislators are considering overhauling Montana’s sexual assault laws during the next legislative session. On Tuesday, Montana lawmakers reviewed potential bills that could change the legal definition of rape , revise the mandatory minimum sentences for rape, and rework laws regarding the penalty for the distribution of sexual images or recordings.

Debate Over LBGT Civil Rights Reaches MT Campaigns

Apr 7, 2016
Anthony Romero, attorney and executive director, of the ACLU
Courtesy ACLU

Debate over new law in North Carolina aimed at civil rights for the LBGT community has become a campaign issue across the country, including Montana’s gubernatorial contest. Anthony Romero , attorney and executive director of the ACLU, is scheduled to be in Montana April 13 and 14, 2016 to discuss this and other civil liberty issues.

Montana ACLU Director On 'Home Ground Radio'

Jan 6, 2016

Just about everybody says they support the constitution. But which parts? The American Civil Liberties Union has 50 state affiliates that take controversial cases to court. Caitlin Borgmann knows. She’s director of the ACLU of Montana , and today's guest on "Home Ground Radio"

Montana lawmakers will review proposed new campaign-finance rules Tuesday. The rules, written by political practices commissioner Jonathan Motl, are controversial. Steve Jess reports that they might be delayed.

Josh Burnham

Bozeman's Stacey Haugland never thought she'd live to see the day when gay marriage would be legalized nationwide. The Supreme Court today guaranteed that right.

Edward O'Brien

Montana’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has only had one executive director since it was established in 1988, Scott Crichton. And now Scott Crichton is stepping down. He stopped by MTPR’s studios recently to talk about his 27 years as Executive Director of the Montana ACLU.

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