· · · · · 

Montana Supreme Court Orders New Sentence for Teacher Given 30-Day Sentence in Rape Case

The court unanimously ruled the one-month sentence given to a former Billings Senior High teacher who raped a former student was too short and ordered the case assigned to a new judge for re-sentencing.

On Thursday, the Montana Supreme Court unanimously ruled the one-month sentence given to a former Billings Senior High teacher who raped a former student was too short and ordered the case assigned to a new judge for re-sentencing. The unanimous ruling also reassigned the case to a new judge for sentencing.

· · · · · 

What Is Happening on the Front Lines of the Abortion Fight?

On Your Call, an NPR show on San Francisco’s KALW, RH Reality Check Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson joined a conversation about the most recent round of abortion clinic closures around the country.

· · · · · 

As Susan Cahill Faces a Vandalized Clinic, a Reminder of Her Contribution to Abortion Access

Susan Cahill stands in her recently vandalized clinic, All Families Healthcare in Kalispell, Montana.

By now, many have heard about the horrific vandalism that recently took place at Susan Cahill’s clinic in Montana. But what some people may not know is that Cahill was one of the pioneers in bringing advanced practice clinicians (APCs) into abortion care, thus expanding abortion access in underserved areas.

· · · · · 

Montana Clinic Vandalism: How You Can Help

All Families Healthcare in Kalispell, Montana, which provides comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortions, was vandalized this week. The son of a local anti-abortion clinic supporter was arrested in connection with the break-in. Susan Cahill and all of the staff at All Families Healthcare are asking for support to help speed along the recovery and reopen the clinic.

· · · · · 

Legal Wrap: Protections for Pregnant Workers Advance in States, But Where’s Congress?

Slowly but surely pregnant workers are gaining more workplace protections, but Congress still needs to act.

Slowly but surely pregnant workers are gaining more workplace protections, but Congress still needs to act.

· · · · · 

Montana Abortion Provider Severely Vandalized, Is Closed Indefinitely

All Families Healthcare

Susan Cahill, a physician assistant who manages All Families Healthcare, told RH Reality Check that she believes the break-in was part of a coordinated effort to intimidate the facility into no longer providing abortion care.

· · · · · 

Legal Wrap: Progressive Groups Increase Pressure on Judicial Nominations

Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs (above) to the federal bench?

Will Senate Democrats respond to calls to block the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench?

· · · · · 

Catholic School Coach’s Contract Not Renewed Because She Works at Planned Parenthood

A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.

A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.

· · · · · 

Legal Wrap: Two Very Different Reminders of Why Courts Matter

From Michael Dunn's acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.

From Michael Dunn’s acquittal in the murder of Jordan Davis to a pending nominee to the federal bench, now more than ever our courts matter.

· · · · · 

Montana Blocked From Defending Parental Involvement Laws

parental permission slip

A Montana judge ruled that attorneys for the State of Montana cannot defend two recent parental involvement laws because courts in the state have previously ruled similar restrictions unconstitutional.

· · · · ·