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Montana Judicial Appointment Bill Leads To Dispute Over Separation Of Powers

Montana Judicial Appointment Bill Leads To Dispute Over Separation Of Powers

A bill passed by the state Legislature's Republican majority is now leading to debate over the separation of powers between the branches of Montana’s government.

The bill that eliminates the Judicial Nomination Commission and allows governors to directly appoint judges to certain vacancies was signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte last month. Montana State News Bureau reporter Seaborn Larson updates MTPR’s Shaylee Ragar on the latest developments.

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