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Judicial Branch issues response to legislative committee report

The Montana Judicial Branch has issued a response to a special legislative committee’s report arising from a dispute between the judiciary and the legislature during the 2021 legislative session.

The Special Joint Select Committee on Judicial Accountability and Transparency on Dec. 16 released its report outlining possible actions to take in response to the dispute. Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath on behalf of the judicial branch issued a response to the committee’s report on Dec. 21.

You can read the select committee’s report and the Judicial Branch's response here:

Committee report

Judicial Branch response