MT Supco rejects GOP attempt to dismiss subpoena case

HELENA — A unanimous Montana Supreme Court Tuesday rejected legislative Republicans’ attempt to dismiss a case that could define lawmakers’ power to obtain internal court documents, saying it’s still a case of “great public interest.”

“The matter at hand is one of serious public interest, is likely to reoccur and is in need of a ruling to guide public officers in the performance of their duties,” Chief Justice Mike McGrath wrote for the court.