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State of Montana

History of Reform Efforts: Montana

Unsuccessful Reform Efforts

2006
A ballot initiative would have allowed citizens to use special elections to recall judges over any "dissatisfaction," but the supreme court found that there was "pervasive fraud" in the signature-collection process and declared the initiative invalid.

 

In recent legislative sessions, proposals calling for judicial term limits have been introduced by various legislators but have failed to make it out of committee.