The constitutional right to a court-appointed attorney extends to those charged with crimes for which imprisonment is a possible penalty. “The office of public defender has no ability to turn the spigot off,” he told the House Judiciary Committee. Office of the State Public Defender Director Brett Schandelson said it’s unclear how the “experiment” would affect the agency. HB 402 would have tasked the Secretary of State’s office with writing rules to verify citizenship when someone registers to vote in Montana. Several GOP lawmakers objected to language that would have let people vote while their citizenship was still being verified.
As a Libertarian, Lamb believes in limited government and has called for criminal justice reform. Sid Daoud, the chair of the Montana Libertarian Party, said that setup shows the growing power of Libertarians in Montana. Some attributed Tester’s victory by a little more than 18,000 votes to the 31,892 votes captured by Dan Cox, the Libertarian candidate in that race. Libertarian support growingStatistically, Daoud said, the Libertarian Party is the fastest-growing in Montana. “How the trend is going, it’s not going to be too long before we start having a Libertarian in the state House,” Daoud said.4 months ago Helena Independent Record
The state Libertarian party on Thursday pushed back on assertions that their western congressional district candidate is coordinating with Democrats to divert votes from Republican Ryan Zinke. This week, a conservative news website published a story titled "Montana Libertarian, Democrat candidates coordinate to spoil Ryan Zinke's campaign." The Montana Libertarian Party issued a statement on Thursday in response to that story, saying they are being used as the club with which the two major parties are beating each other. “We expect even more of these Left-Right schoolyard tricks between now and the election.”The article on the right-wing Breitbart website did not include a direct allegation of coordination made by the Zinke campaign. The story includes a text from a Democratic campaign volunteer to a potential voter who responded "not a chance" to the prospect of voting for Tranel.4 months ago Helena Independent Record
Such a shakeup was widely expected, but Musk has otherwise made contradictory statements about his vision for the company. The people wouldn’t say if all the paperwork for the deal had been signed or if the deal had closed. Bakhmut has remained in Ukrainian hands during the war despite Moscow’s goal of capturing the entire Donbas region bordering Russia. N Korea fires missiles toward sea as US warns over nukesSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says that North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea in its first ballistic weapons tests in two weeks. Hand vote count on hold after Nevada high court says illegalPAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — An unprecedented hand-count of mail-in ballots in a rural Nevada county is on hold and may not resume.4 months ago Helena Independent Record
Such a shakeup was widely expected, but Musk has otherwise made contradictory statements about his vision for the company. The people wouldn’t say if all the paperwork for the deal had been signed or if the deal had closed. Bakhmut has remained in Ukrainian hands during the war despite Moscow’s goal of capturing the entire Donbas region bordering Russia. N Korea fires missiles toward sea as US warns over nukesSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says that North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea in its first ballistic weapons tests in two weeks. Verlander, seeking 1st World Series win, opens for AstrosHOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander remains in search of his first World Series win after going 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in seven Series starts.4 months ago Helena Independent Record
Christmas ornament honors gingerbread White House traditionWASHINGTON (AP) — This year's White House Christmas ornament gives a nod to former first lady Patricia Nixon. It's in the shape of a gingerbread White House, and Nixon was the first first lady to include a gingerbread house as part of the White House holiday decorations. That tradition now includes construction each year of a hulking gingerbread White House that usually weighs several hundred pounds. The private White House Historical Association sells the annual Christmas ornaments, using the proceeds to help pay for the building's upkeep. Border Patrol agent dies in ATV accident during Texas patrolMISSION, Texas (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says an agent has died after being involved in an all-terrain vehicle accident while patrolling along the border in south Texas.3 months ago Helena Independent Record
Visit btsport.com/podsKieran Tierney has revealed Brendan Rodgers begged him not to sign for Arsenal – three years before he ended up moving to the Emirates. Tierney spoke out in this week’s episode of the Currie Club podcast in an interview with BT presenter Darrell Currie and Record Sport columnist Chris Sutton. Become a senior pro and not just a young player’.”Tierney and Celtic went on to sweep all before them under Rodgers. And if you aren't already, make sure you join the conversation over on our Celtic Facebook group and Record Sport Instagram. It all happened so quickly.”Five-and-a-half months later, after a third successive treble, Tierney left for Arsenal in a record-breaking deal.5 months ago Daily Record
Aston Villa have drawn a line under Steven Gerrard 's time as manager just 11 months after he walked away from the top job at Rangers. However, after lifting one trophy in Scotland he opted to make the move to the ruthless English Premier League and take over from Dean Smith with the club sitting in 15th in the table. However, at the time Gerrard explained that he wanted to leave Scotland to work with "elite footballers" in the Premier League. (Image: Getty Images)Scotland international John McGinn was appointed captain instead, but Mings form never recovered following the changes in the summer. The wish to work top level talent has contributed to the unravelling of Gerrard's Villa tenure despite his high hopes when leaving Rangers.5 months ago Daily Record