Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:38 PM by Callie Eike - Q2 News
Updated: Sep 21, 2012 5:52 PM
BILLINGS - The Montana Supreme Court is on the road today and made a stop in Billings. It's goal was to give Billings residents a front row seat to state law.
Today justices argued appeals from two contentious Montana cases. The first appeal was a civil lawsuit filed by Rosebud county ranch owners who had sued several power companies over alleged groundwater pollution.
The other appeal was the State verses two sisters that are medical marijuana providers from Havre, and sold marijuana to people other than their registered patients.The sisters won the original case because a jury ruled outrageous government conduct. An undercover drug enforcement officer used a fake driver's license, and a fake medical marijuana card to buy pot from the sisters.
The State now admits the officers engaged in some illegal conduct, but not to the outrageous level.
The Montana Supreme court will rule on both cases at a later date.