Montana Lawmakers Advance One Judge Nomination, Reject Another

The Montana Senate has rejected one of Former-Gov. Steve Bullock’s district court judge appointees and advanced another. A third appointee is still awaiting consideration.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday voted to reject the appointment of Judge Michele Reinhart Levine, who’s been a judge in Cascade County since November, when Bullock, a Democrat, appointed her. Levine’s nomination was also rejected in the full Senate late Friday, meaning the appointment process for that bench will begin again.