A settlement in our case means Native American voters in Wolf Point will have the representation they are due under the federal Voting Rights Act. Old districts violated the Voting Rights Act by defying the principle of one person, and diluting the political power of the Native American community. Now every person’s vote will count equally.
ACLU report reveals Montana county jails provide inadequate medical treatment to pregnant prisoners, and continue to engage in universally rejected practices such as shackling during labor and delivery. We offer our recommendations on how to ensure pregnant prisoners’ constitutional rights are upheld and they get the care they need.
A fair Montana is one in which everyone has equal opportunity to employment, housing and public accommodations. Bozeman passed an ordinance in May to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Billings voted one down in August, but our work on the issue is not over.