Judge Dismisses First Amendment Lawsuit
January 27, 2021
By Katrina McNiven
(Reprinted with the permission of Yellowstone County News)
In a surprising move, Musselshell County Judge Randal I. Spaulding issued a ruling from the bench on Wednesday, January 6, dismissing the lawsuit brought by Jonathan McNiven, owner and publisher of the Yellowstone County News. Spaulding ruled that Roundup Public Schools were within their rights to prevent media from attending sports events at their schools due to the extraordinary circumstances surronding COVID. “There is a compelling government interest in curbing COVID and that the policy enacted was reasonab...