Letters to the Editor

Judicial Activism or Judicial Restraint?

Justice vanishes when we put politicaladvocates on the supreme court

By Roger Koopman

Some may consider it mere coincidence that over the past forty years, the Montana Supreme Court has struck down almost every conservative ballot measure (referenda and initiatives) that has come before it, while upholding every liberal one – including seven examples of such conduct in the past ten years alone. Likewise, maybe it’s only coincidence that during this same period, our high court has openly disrespected the lawmaking prerogatives of the state legislature, b...


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