By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Supreme Court rules against appeal


The Montana Supreme Court issued an opinion last week ruling against an appeal involving an unsuccessful 2016 recall petition in the Town of Whitehall.

The court affirmed a Fifth Judicial Court order denying the payment of attorney fees, costs, and disbursements for former Mayor Dale Davis and four town council members. The five elected officials were seeking reimbursements from Jefferson County Election Administrator Bonnie Ramey and recall petitioner Lynn Nemeth.

Court documents from the Supreme Court decision state the Fifth District Court correctly interpreted the law to establish the...

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