Montana

Montana is the 4th largest US state by area, at just over 147,000 sq.miles, but ranks only 43rd in terms of population, with just over 1 million inhabitants in the state. It is the 3rd most-sparsely populated of the US states. It was the 41st state admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889.

Ranching and agriculture are the primary sources of the state’s economic production. Oil, gas, hard-rock mining, and lumber, are among other contributing factors to the state’s economy. And, tourism is the fastest-growing economic sector. Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, are among the most visited tourist-attractions in the state. The state has thousands of named rivers and creeks running through it, with 450-miles being prominently known for blue-ribbon trout fishing.

In addition to the three tourist attractions, Montana has several other protected lands in the state. The National Bison Range, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Center, and Bighole National Battlefield, are among the protected lands in the state. Montana is also a hub for microbreweries in the US. It is ranked third in the US for the number of craft microbreweries throughout the state. The state is also prominently known for its year-round outdoor sports activities including: golf, horseback riding, cycling, and skiing, among other popular outdoor activities.

Throughout its voting history, the state has elected a Democratic President only 11 occasions, and voted Republican in 21-elections. The state has three electoral college votes in each Presidential election.

The government of the State of Montana is composed of three branches, the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative. The powers of initiative and referendum are reserved for the citizens of Montana.

The Executive branch is led by the chief executive—the Governor, and his second in command the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary Of State, the Attorney General, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Auditor, and by the staff and employees of the 14 executive branch agencies.

The Legislative branch consists of a bicameral legislature, like the majority of other states.  The state’s House of Representatives has 100 members, and the state senate has 50.  The Montana State Legislature convenes in odd number years, for 90 day periods.

The Judicial branch in the State of Montana consists of the Supreme Court, comprised of a Chief Justice and six Associate Justices.  There are District courts, Water Court and other Courts of Limited Jurisdiction; including the Justice Courts Municipal Courts, and City Courts.  Additionally, the state has a Workers’ Compensation Court with jurisdiction over worker’s compensation issues in the state.

The National Law Review covers state news from Montana as it unfolds. Minimum wage and labor/employment related coverage, biosimilars and energy stories, marijuana legalization, tax-reform, and federal agency news, are among the leading stories visitors will find online. The National Law Review continually updates legal stories, so visitors will always find relevant content related to the state, its citizens, and the US in general.

 

Date Title Organization
1
Feb
Montana Attorney General Confirms Certain Earned Wage Access Products Are Not Loans Greenberg Traurig, LLP
29
Jan
Fast Forward to 2024: Latest Developments in Broadband Projects and BEAD Funding Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
9
Jan
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Record-Keeping and Related Requirements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Jan
Current Status of US State Privacy Law Deluge: It’s 2024, Do You Know Where Your Privacy Program’s At? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
28
Dec
2023 Round-Up on State Consumer Data Privacy Laws Mintz
11
Dec
State and Local Hourly Minimum Wage Rate Increases are “Coming to Town” on January 1, 2024 Polsinelli PC
30
Nov
Montana Supreme Court Finds Minimum Contacts in Social Media Posts Targeting State Residents Proskauer Rose LLP
6
Nov
Data Protection Update: Q4 Noteworthy Dates Jackson Lewis P.C.
11
Oct
Chat with Caution: The Growing Data Privacy Compliance and Litigation Risk of Chatbots Pierce Atwood LLP
2
Oct
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Impact on Loyalty Programs Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Sep
Update: Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
12
Sep
Update: Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Sep
Montana Residents Challenge State Energy Policy as Unconstitutional Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
24
Aug
Seven States Have Upcoming Privacy Laws Robinson & Cole LLP
22
Aug
Three Environmental Trends Illustrated by Montana Kids’ Climate Decision ArentFox Schiff LLP
18
Aug
State Privacy Law Roundup: What Financial Services Entities Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
Aug
Montana Judge Rules That Youth Plaintiffs' Right to a Healthy Environment Includes Consideration of the Impact of GHG Emissions and Climate Change Mintz
10
Aug
Part 3: An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Aug
Montana Passes Law Regulating Facial Recognition Use by Police Blank Rome LLP
27
Jul
State Privacy Law Roundup: What Retailers Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
Jul
State Comprehensive Privacy Laws – Beaver State Makes a Dozen Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
18
Jul
Montana Enacts Genetic Information Privacy Law Jackson Lewis P.C.
16
Jun
Privacy Tip #364 – Montana Enacts Genetic Information Privacy Law Robinson & Cole LLP
14
Jun
The Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge: Approaching Choice and Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Jun
The BR Privacy & Security Download: June 2023 Blank Rome LLP
9
Jun
TikTok Challenges Montana’s Unprecedented Statewide Ban Proskauer Rose LLP
2
Jun
Montana’s Comprehensive Privacy Law Signed by the Governor Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
31
May
Mintz May Madness: Montana’s New Consumer Data Privacy Law Follows the Leaders ... and we’re not talking about California! Mintz
31
May
Montana Passes 9th Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law in the U.S. Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
May
The Comprehensive US Privacy Law Deluge: Which US Privacy Laws Apply to Your Company? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
24
May
Montana Governor Signs Big Sky’s Privacy Law Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
May
Processing Sensitive Personal Information under U.S. State Privacy Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
May
Four More States Pass Consumer Privacy Statutes Robinson & Cole LLP
18
May
Montana and Tennessee join Indiana and Iowa as the Next States to Pass Comprehensive Privacy Laws Katten
15
May
Preparing for the US Comprehensive Privacy Law Deluge Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
15
May
The BR Privacy & Security Download: May 2023 Blank Rome LLP
13
May
Trending in Telehealth: May 2– 8, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
3
May
Trending in Telehealth: April 25 – May 1, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
28
Apr
Montana and Tennessee Could Become Eighth and Ninth States to Enact Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Bills Hunton Andrews Kurth
27
Apr
Consumer Privacy Law Comes to Big Sky Country As Montana Passes New Law McDermott Will & Emery
26
Apr
THESE ARE THE BREAKS! Breaking down what to expect with the states(IN, MT & TN) that have passed recent Consumer Data Privacy bills. Troutman Amin, LLP
24
Apr
Montana, Tennessee or ____________?: Which State Will Pass the Next Privacy Law? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
21
Apr
Trending in Telehealth: April 11 – 17, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
24
Mar
Trending in Telehealth: March 13 – March 19, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
24
Feb
FFF Sovereign Immunity Series – Part VI Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
18
Feb
Montana Man Convicted of Federal Hate Crimes and Firearms Charges for Shooting Intended to Rid Community of the Lesbian and Gay Members The U.S. Department of Justice
16
Feb
Trending in Telehealth: February 6 – 12, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
24
Dec
USDA Investments Create Economic Opportunities, Improve Infrastructure and Rehabilitate Homes in Rural Montana U.S. Department of Agriculture
20
Dec
Montana’s Vaccination Discrimination Law: Federal Court Blocks Enforcement Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
16
Nov
Part 2: An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
 

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