Gov. Gianforte asks U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in judicial dispute

HELENA — Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on Monday joined GOP legislators and Montana’s Republican attorney general, in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in their dispute with the Montana Supreme Court over whether that court is improperly “prejudging proposed legislation.”

Gianforte, through his chief lawyer, Anita Milanovich, filed a “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to hear an appeal from Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Republican legislators.