Statement on Montana Supreme Court Finding SB 140 Constitutional

Governor's Office
  • June 10 2021

HELENA, Mont. – In response to the Montana Supreme Court finding SB 140 constitutional with its decision in Brown v. Gianforte, Governor Gianforte issued the following statement:

“The Montana Supreme Court reaffirmed what we’ve known to be true: SB 140 is constitutional, and our Constitution gives the legislature the authority to determine how the governor fills a judicial vacancy. I will appoint judges who will interpret laws, not make them from the bench, and who are committed to the fair, consistent, and objective application of the law.”