MT: Religious group sues state over exclusion

MT: Conservative group sues state over charity program

Missoula City Council passes gender identity discrimination measure

ADF steps in for group shut out of Mont. employee giving program

Group questions legality of physician assisted suicide

Analysis Reveals The Truth About The Baxter Decision On Physician Assisted Suicide

Proposed Ordinance May Threaten Public Safety in Montana

“Peaceful and private” – Montana’s Supreme Court rules on assisted suicide

Law Review: Ninth Circuit Holds Montana Election Contribution Disclosure Requirements Unconstitutional as Applied to De Minimis Contributions

ACLU’s appeal to UN undermines our laws

Court Says School Can Insist Valedictorian Remove Religious References From Talk

Mont. Court Rejects Free Exercise Challenge To SSN For Drivers License

ACLU Asks the United Nations to Intervene in Alleged Torture at Montana State Prison

Death with Stupidity: The Tortured Reasoning of Montana’s High Court

Mont. Won’t Apply for Federal School Funding

Law Review: Death With Dignity’s Emerging Conceit

    Death With Dignity’s Emerging Conceit: Could Vacco v. Quill Be Losing Its Appeal?
    Arthur G. Svenson, 31 U. La Verne L. Rev. 45 (2009)

    “The holding of one Montana judge, who discovered a fundamental right to PAD within enumerated state rights to privacy and dignity, is unlikely to have a parroting effect upon non-Montanan state judges reviewing the constitutional implications of death with dignity issues. After all, Montana’s is only one of five state constitutions that contain substantive enumerations of privacy rights, and for three of those that do, California, Florida, and Alaska, judges have already considered and denied pleadings that state privacy rights shield actions of patients and willing physicians from criminal prosecution for actions amounting to assisted suicide. For the Justices of the Supreme Court, the absence of a ‘careful description of [an] asserted fundamental liberty interest’ in the Bill of Rights that even remotely resembled PAD proved pivotal in convincing them to decline Glucksberg’s invitation to create such a right on their own. Given that reasoning, then, one could quite plausibly imagine that most judges in most states confronting similar state challenges on cognate state constitutional grounds would unhesitatingly follow the High Court’s lead and choose to defer to the prevailing forces at play in the political arena.”


  • Posted: 01/20/2010
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Pro-life advocates: Montana “assisted suicide” decision could have been worse

Montana Supreme Court upholds “physician-aided suicide”

Montana Supreme Court makes state third to allow unlimited “assisted suicide”

Court: Mont. law allows “doctor-assisted suicide”

H1N1 Precautions Suspended Religious Activities At Montana Jail

Who says they’re your kids? Not in Montana

Montana: Planned Parenthood closing Kalispell clinic

“Montana judges smack down parental rights”

Montana: Planned Parenthood closing Kalispell clinic

Montana Supreme Court ruling undermines parental rights

Montana Superintendent Rejects Notices of Intent to Homeschool

Steven Aden on the Jody Hice Show: Personhood Amendments

Abortion opponents try for no-exception ban

Montana Attorney General Approves Language for Personhood-Abortion Ballot Prop

Montana Supreme Court holds hearing on case to allow assisted suicide

Montana Court to Rule on Assisted Suicide Case

Montana Supreme Court Will Take Up Assisted Suicide Case Wednesday

    LifeNews: “The Montana Supreme Court will take up a case on Wednesday that could make the state the third to allow assisted suicide . . . So far, the court has received 19 amicus briefs, including one from attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund, a pro-life group who filed their brief in April. ‘Legalizing assisted suicide diminishes compassionate treatment of pain because…assisted suicide encourages the elimination of patients themselves rather than of their suffering,’ the brief states . . . ‘Doctors are licensed to heal, not to kill. It should seem obvious, but the law should never allow private individuals to poison one another,’ ADF senior legal counsel Steven H. Aden told LifeNews.com . . .”

    Related ADF Media


  • Posted: 09/01/2009
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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Montana pharmacy board takes no action on birth control issue

Montana: Pushing contraception on children

Montana: CHIP will not pay for birth control

Porn prosecution fuels debate

    Politico: “President Barack Obama’s Justice Department has quietly agreed to move a pornography prosecution out of socially conservative Montana to more urbane New Jersey – fueling perceptions by some attorneys that the new administration is stepping back from the aggressive approach the Bush administration took to prosecuting obscenity . . . But Patrick Trueman, a former obscenity prosecutor pressing the new administration to do more to battle pornography, said critics were jumping the gun by blaming the Obama team for moving the Goldman case.”


  • Posted: 07/31/2009
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.politico.com

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Montana Supreme Court will hold September hearing on assisted suicide suit

    LifeNews reports: “So far, the court has received 19 amicus briefs, including one from attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund, a pro-life group who filed their brief in April. ‘Legalizing assisted suicide diminishes compassionate treatment of pain because…assisted suicide encourages the elimination of patients themselves rather than of their suffering,’ the brief states. ‘The dignity and privacy rights of vulnerable patients require that they not be propelled into a society where they can be successfully pressured to die. Their lives are valuable and protectable by law.’”


  • Posted: 07/21/2009
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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Montana: Strip club owner arrested in prostitution sting

Small churches: Together, making a difference for religious freedom

Montana pro-life groups split on “personhood” strategy

Montana group pushes for pro-life measure

CLS, ADF appeal lawsuit against U. of Mont. School of Law

Western states want reins on federal power

    Mark Z. Barabak writes at the LA Times: “Frustrated by the expanded power of Washington, a growing number of state lawmakers are defying the federal government and passing legislation aimed at rolling back the reach of Congress and President Obama. While many measures are symbolic ones declaring the sovereignty of states, some Westerners are taking more dramatic steps. One Utah lawmaker wants to limit federal law enforcement in his state. In Montana, legislators enacted a bill that flagrantly ignores federal firearm restrictions, hoping to force a constitutional showdown.”


  • Posted: 06/17/2009
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.latimes.com

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Montana: Planned Parenthood files discrimination complaint in over CHIP

Religious Right’s success seems to be improving

Court Upholds Montana Law School’s Refusal To Fund Christian Legal Society

Montana pro-lifers launch initiative to ban abortion

Embryos, Surrogacy, & Reproductive Tourism Revisited

    Proud Parenting: “Montana – Lesbian Custody Case – Another case of ‘you are not the parent’ explained in detail by Julie Shapiro, who has a great blog with alot of information on many legal issues. Of course, one of the women did not adopt the children, which would likely not be allowed in Montana, and the other woman wants full custody. It is another unfortunate case that is even bringing in the Alliance Defense Fund, who opposes gay/lesbian rights.”


  • Posted: 05/15/2009
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.proudparenting.com

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Montana assisted suicide decision under review

ADF joins in Montana battle against euthanasia

    One News Now: Last week, ADF filed a friend-of-the-court brief in State of Montana v. Baxter, representing several groups, including the Family Research Council, and numerous Montana physicians. Steven Aden, senior legal counsel with ADF, explains their argument. “Under the Hippocratic Oath, doctors are licensed to heal, not to kill,” says the ADF attorney. “It should seem obvious, but the law should never allow private individuals to poison one another.


  • Posted: 05/05/2009
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.onenewsnow.com

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Rutherford Institute Files Free Speech Lawsuit: Valedictorian Ordered To Strip References To God From Speech, Prevented From Participating In Graduation

Court to determine if Montanans have a “right” to euthanasia

“Right to Die” Could Force Montana Doctors to Assist in Suicide

Montana: Amicus briefs filed in assisted suicide case

Montana Fires a Warning Shot over States’ Rights

    CNSNews (AP): “In a bill passed by the Legislature earlier this month, the state is asserting that guns manufactured in Montana and sold in Montana to people who intend to keep their weapons in Montana are exempt from federal gun registration, background check and dealer-licensing rules because no state lines are crossed. That notion is all but certain to be tested in court.”


  • Posted: 04/29/2009
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.cnsnews.com

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Americans United for Life Represents 28 Bipartisan Montana Legislators Arguing Assisted Suicide Not a Right

“Amicus briefs filed in assisted suicide case”

Montana Supreme Court Gets Pro-Life Legal Brief Opposing Assisted Suicide

    LifeNews: Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday with the Montana Supreme Court. The brief asks the judges to not determine that the Montana Constitution allows a “right” to assisted suicide . . . “Doctors are licensed to heal, not to kill. It should seem obvious, but the law should never allow private individuals to poison one another,” ADF senior legal counsel Steven H. Aden told LifeNews.com.


  • Posted: 04/28/2009
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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ADF attorneys ask Montana Supreme Court to stop assisted suicide

Same-sex joint custody case heard in Missoula

ACLU argues againt parental rights in Montana

ADF attorney to argue Mont. parental rights case

Montana Supreme Court will hear “same-sex parental rights” case on Friday

Montana doctors won’t help with assisted suicide

Montana Republicans accuse Dems of “muzzling” abortion issue

Mont. Church at Center of 9th Circuit Decision to Host Celebration on Sunday

    Two attorneys involved in defending Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church in a recent victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit will make brief comments at a worship service at the church Sunday. ADF-allied attorney Tim Fox–a partner with the Helena law firm Gough, Shanahan, Johnson & Waterman, PLLP–and ADF Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb will be available for media interviews before and after a celebratory luncheon following the church service.


  • Posted: 03/20/2009
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  • Category: ADF in the News

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ADF Allied Montana Attorney Tim Fox on radio: The effort to force Canyon Ferry Road Baptist to register as a political committee

Some states push back against embryonic stem cell research

U. of Montana: Student sex column causes controversy; First Amendment issues raised

Dale Schowengerdt on talk radio: Montana church defending marriage need not register as a political committee

Does a State Violate the First Amendment by Requiring Disclosure of the Identity of Donors in Ballot Initiative Campaigns?

Montana: No physician-assisted suicide bills heard in legislature

Montana Personhood Amendment Passes State Senate, 26-24 Vote