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Two plaintiffs represented by the ACLU of Montana have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn Senate Bill 280, which requires residents to obtain gender-affirming surgery and a court order before updating their birth certificates.
In a unanimous decision, the state Supreme Court said the Legislature’s subpoenas were “impermissibly overbroad” and “exceed the scope of legislative authority”
District Court Judge Mike Menahan’s dismissal of a media lawsuit alleging open-meeting violations affirms House Judiciary Chair Barry Usher’s sub-quorum strategy for private legislative meetings.
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