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BC-MT--Montana News Digest, MT

November 24, 2018

Montana at 6 p.m.

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TRUMP-SUPREME COURT

WASHINGTON — Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump demanded “some common sense” from America’s judges and directed his ire at a liberal-leaning appeals court. He professed respect for Chief Justice John Roberts, with whom he is engaged in a startling public dispute over the independence of the judiciary, yet shrugged off the Republican appointee as someone who “can say what he wants.” Trump, still seething over Monday’s decision by a President Barack Obama-nominated judge, began his Thanksgiving Day by asserting on Twitter that courts should defer to his administration and law enforcement on border security because judges “know nothing about it and are making our Country unsafe.” By Mark Sherman and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1100 words, photos.

TRUMP-SUPREME COURT-FACT CHECK

WASHINGTON — Betraying no trust in an independent judiciary, President Donald Trump is using a federal appeals court in San Francisco as a punching bag for his frustrations about not getting his way on border security. He’s spreading misinformation in the process and appearing to misunderstand how appeals work. Trump drew an unusual rebuke from the nation’s chief justice, John Roberts, earlier in the week after the president assailed the judge who rejected his migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” Roberts rejected the insinuation that judges are beholden to the presidents who nominate them. By Calvin Woodward and Mark Sherman. SENT: 790 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

TREATED WASTEWATER SPILL — State regulators have approved plans by the Yellowstone Club to upgrade the septic systems of three businesses as part of the penalty for a March 2016 spill of treated wastewater into the Gallatin River near Big Sky.

COLUMBIA FALLS-RESORT TAX — The city of Columbia Falls is taking steps toward implementing a 3 percent resort tax to help pay for emergency services. S

WILDLIFE DISEASE-GRAND TETON — An elk refuge in Wyoming will now require hunters to participate in a program to monitor the spread of a deadly wildlife disease.

SPORTS:

CFL AWARDS

EDMONTON, Alberta — Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell won his second CFL’s outstanding player award Thursday night. The former Eastern Washington and SMU star from Katy, Texas, also won in 2015. He will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup game Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks. SENT: 210 words, photo.

MONTANA STATE-OMAHA PREVIEW — Tyler Hall and the Montana State Bobcats are looking to put an end to the team’s four-game losing streak when they face fellow mid-major Nebraska Omaha on Saturday. SENT: 260 words.

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