BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas, of Billings, has been appointed to the federal court's executive committee, which develops policy for the nation's court system.
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is part of an ongoing legal battle with the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, in what many states are alleging is an overreach in their authority over water quality.
Senator Steve Daines commented on the ruling made by a federal appeals court concerning the NSA's telephone data collection program. Daines says these actions by the NSA have been going on for too long.