Mary Jane Knisely

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Prairie Lights: Should we just scrap judicial elections?


Yellowstone County District Court Judge Russell Fagg, as you may know, has an occasional column, “Ask the Judge,” in the Billings Gazette. I wasn’t sure it would be appropriate for me to pose a question through the Gazette, so I called Fagg directly the other day and asked him why he was retiring from the bench this fall, roughly 15 months before his latest six-year term ends. (more…) Continue Reading →

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20-year-old convicted of rape is granted new trial


A 20-year-old man who spent nearly 19 months in Yellowstone County jail was awarded a new trial on Thursday, and the case against him could be dismissed. Casey Don Ehrlick was convicted of rape in October after being held in jail for nearly a year. He remained in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility until about a week ago, when evidence surfaced that his alleged victim may have lied about his guilt. (more…) Continue Reading →

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