Tim Fox

Montana House Speaker Austin Knudsen (R)
Montana Legislature

Just hours after The Missoula City Council passed a new ordinance requiring background checks on gun sales, a Republican state lawmaker challenged it.

House Speaker Austin Knudsen is asking State Attorney General Tim Fox to review the law. 

Democratic candidate for attorney general, Larry Jent.
Montana Legislature

Montanans will be voting for attorney general in the fall. Our Capitol Reporter Corin Cates-Carney recently sat down with the Republican and Democratic candidates for attorney general. In this interview, Democrat Larry Jent talks about why he's running for election and what his priorities are if he's elected to office.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox
Courtesy Montana DOJ

Montanans will be voting for attorney general in the fall. Our Capitol Reporter Corin Cates-Carney recently sat down with the Republican and Democratic candidates for attorney general. In this interview, incumbent Republican Tim Fox talks about why he's running for re-election and what his priorities are if he's elected to a second term in office.

Mike Albans

When the U.S. Department of Justice started looking into how sexual assault cases were handled in Missoula in 2012, they found a lot of problems. That led the Department to try to establish oversight of the Missoula County Prosecutor’s office.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox ended up taking on that role. Yesterday, he said that his office’s oversight spelled out in a special legal agreement is no longer required.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox with Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst. Fox says the Missoula County Attorney's Office is now full in compliance with a 2014 agreement to improve its handling of sexual assault cases.
Mike Albans

Attorney General Tim Fox says the Missoula County Attorney's Office is now in full compliance with a 2014 agreement to improve its handling of sexual assault cases.

A 2012 federal investigation found sexual assaults were a low priority in the county attorney's office, and that county prosecutors lacked the training to investigate and prosecute such cases. It also found that victims of rape by acquaintances were often treated with disrespect.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox today joined the state to a lawsuit over federal guidance to local schools about transgender students and school bathrooms and locker rooms.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says that's a mistake.

A federal court has ruled that Montana's campaign contribution limits are unconstitutional. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell on the limits passed in 1994 comes less than a month before the state's June 7 primary.

E MT Crime Lab Operating in Billings

May 12, 2016

Montana Department of Justice officials say the newly operating satellite crime lab will speed up the process of analyzing drug evidence.

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito says the Eastern Montana Crime lab should reduce expenses and delays for the state’s criminal justice system.

“Because every time I need to move to continue a trial when some test or something isn’t done that’s an expense to our system to everybody in this region,” he says.

Medical Marijuana advocates in Montana are running out of options to delay a state law that could shut down pot shops here in August.
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A ballot initiative announced today by medicinal marijuana advocates has the support of the Democratic Party’s candidate for Attorney General.

This week on "Campaign Beat": Regardless of the verdict, the Wittich trial could have long lasting implications for Montana politics. The Gianforte campaign continues to avoid questions about the candidate's charitable giving and positions on social issues. How long can that continue? And Attorney General Tim Fox saves they day when a belligerent drunk gets rowdy.

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