2013 Montana Legislative Session
We saw major victories for privacy and voting rights this session. Learn about the good, bad and ugly of what happened at the Capitol in our 2013 Montana Legislative Summary.
50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that poor defendants have a right to a public defender, underfunding of public defense continues to be a problem. Learn more.
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The city of Helena passed an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on Dec.17, protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in housing employment and public accommodations.
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Overview of the 2013 Legislative Session, ways to reduce solitary confinement, death penalty abolition and more.
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Religion and Public Schools
Students have a right to religious freedom. Our new guide
explains how that right must be protected in public schools.
The Montana Supreme Court issued a decision ruling against the ACLU's request for immediate full domestic partnership protection for same-sex couples, but said that the case could move forward challenging same-sex couples' lack of protection in individual statutes.
On Dec. 1 we honored Planned Parenthood of Montana and Flathead High School senior Barrie Sue Sugarman for their work protecting civil liberties.