James C. Nelson

James C. Nelson a retired Montana Supreme Court justice. He lives in of Helena.

The Monster in the House

Wrapped in the Flag and Waving the Cross

Let’s Set the Record Straight

The People Win a Big One

Different Rules for Different Folks

Majoritarian Democracy or Minority Tyranny?

Sleepwalking America into Fascism

The Wake Up Call

Two Minutes… For This and Future Generations

The New Mr. Speaker

Just Another Day in NRA Paradise

The Hidden Risk of Judicial Campaign Contributions

Vote for the Oath? Or Count Your Fingers?

Grease and Glue

What Stays in the Litterbox

Pound the Judge

Nothin’ Left to Lose

And, Their Hearts and Minds Will Follow

Shoot the Messenger: Montana Supreme Court Preserves the Right to Privacy and Abortion

The Fascists’ Playbook

Skin in the Game

Montana’s Official State Religion

In Defense of Montana’s Constitution

Montana’s Anti-Trans Bill: an Attempt to Legalize Discrimination

Two Minutes

The Lapdogs of Tyranny

Medical Aid in Dying and Knowing the Mind of God

On the Chopping Block

The Rule of Law or the Rule of Lie

Independent State Legislature: the New Pitch-Black

Montana’s AG: All Hat, No Cows

The Best Defense . . .

Stare Decisis? Nope!

Women: Victims of the Hypocrites on the Supreme Court

Suppress? Subvert? Or Both!

Planks and Specks

The Supreme Court Spoiler Alert

Protecting Our Environment?  Not!

American Democracy: Alive or Dead?

Voting is Free Speech

Two Rights; A Multitude of Wrongs

Clean Water? It’s Too Demanding and Expensive

There’s No More Activist Court Than the US Supreme Court

HB 651: An Anti-Citizen Initiative Law

You Don’t Have to Read ‘Em, But You Can’t Ban ‘Em

Why Women Will be Collateral Damage in the Abortion War: the View of a Former State Supreme Court Justice

There’s Precedent for That

The Power of Privacy: the Future of Roe in Montana

Montana Still Hasn’t Learned Anything From Its History

Yes, It Can Happen Here