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Letter to the Editor: Freeing Montana's Supreme Court from political bias

Cory Swanson is a candidate for Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court. His recent opinion piece on the Clark Fork Valley Press is a timely reminder that Montana isn’t immune from political bias.

The politicization of courts is a serious threat to our system of government at all levels, federal, state, and local. If Montanans don’t take this threat seriously in November, we risk 8 more years of allowing the Montana Supreme Court to throw out Montana laws because of political or personal motives. This risk is even more evident considering the politicized Montana Supreme Court’s 4-3 ruling t...

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