Monthly Archives June 2004

Grimstad Named MHP Colonel

HELENA — Attorney General Mike McGrath Tuesday introduced Paul Grimstad as the new colonel and chief administrator of the Montana Highway Patrol.

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Statement from AG Mike McGrath Regarding the USSC Death Penalty Opinion

HELENA – Thursday morning, by a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court held that its decision in Ring v. Arizona, 536 U.S. 584 (2002)—that the Sixth Amendment requires a jury, not a judge, to find an aggravating factor necessary for the imposition of the death penalty—is a procedural rule of law and thus is not applied retroactively to a prisoner who was sentenced before Ring was decided.

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McGrath: Computer-Generated Campaign Calls Illegal

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Monday that his office has received a number of complaints about computer-generated phone calls related to initiatives and legislative races.

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Roadcheck Event Spotlights Commercial Vehicle Safety

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol and the Montana Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Services Division will take part in the 17th annual Roadcheck June 8-10. During the three-day international event, inspectors trained by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will check critical safety elements on commercial vehicles and evaluate drivers’ fitness.

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