In Montana, elections for two seats on the Supreme Court will be on the ballot in November. In one contest, Michael E. Wheat ran unopposed; Justice Wheat was appointed to the Montana Supreme Court earlier this year after Justice John Warner retired, and ran to retain his seat through 2014. In the second contest, Beth Baker beat Nels Swandal to take over the seat of Justice William Leaphart, who retired.
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October 30, 2010 – Jan Rheberg
Nels Swandal has a proven record of protecting constitutional rights.
October 24, 2010 – Endorsements
Beth Baker has earned a reputation for fairness and integrity.
October 18, 2010 – John Warner
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Warner supports Nels Swandal.
October 3, 2010 – Reputation
Beth Baker is supported by both Republicans and Democrats.
September 27, 2010 – Set the Record Straight
Nels Swandal states that his political opinions never influence his decisions as a judge.
Three candidates for Montana Supreme Court advance, Associated Press, June 8, 2010.