Wyoming Supreme Court http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Exemptions to Fracking Chemical Disclosure Law To Receive Renewed Scrutiny http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/exemptions-fracking-chemical-disclosure-law-receive-renewed-scrutiny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmental and landowner groups are celebrating after the Wyoming Supreme Court found a lower court had ruled in error regarding disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing or fracking.</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:49:29 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 55247 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Exemptions to Fracking Chemical Disclosure Law To Receive Renewed Scrutiny Superintendent Hill Tries To Return To Dept. Of Ed http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/superintendent-hill-tries-return-dept-ed <p>State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill made a brief appearance at the State Department of Education in an effort to reclaim her job.&nbsp; The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that a law that removed many of Hill’s duties is unconstitutional.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hill walked into the Department Monday morning with two of her staff members.&nbsp; &nbsp;After those staff members met with Education Director Rich Crandall she left the building.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:04:42 +0000 Bob Beck 55127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Superintendent Hill Tries To Return To Dept. Of Ed Hill Announces Intention To Resume Superintendent Duties http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-announces-intention-resume-superintendent-duties <p>Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says she intends to resume her job leading the state department of education on Monday.</p><p></p><p>Lawmakers stripped Hill of many of her duties last year and removed her as the head of the department, but the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that the move was unconstitutional. A District Court still must certify the ruling, but&nbsp;Hill told reporters today she’s ready to go back to work.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:10:56 +0000 Willow Belden & Bob Beck 54940 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill Announces Intention To Resume Superintendent Duties Committee Votes To Let Lawmakers Work On Hill Bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/committee-votes-let-lawmakers-work-hill-bill <p>The Wyoming Senate Rules Committee has passed a bill that would let a group of legislators work on amending the bill that took away the bulk of powers from the Superintendent of Public Instruction.</p><p></p><p>The Supreme Court declared the so-called Hill bill unconstitutional, and now the legislature must fix it.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:28:58 +0000 Irina Zhorov 54218 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Committee Votes To Let Lawmakers Work On Hill Bill WY Supreme Court Sides With Superintendent Cindy Hill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-supreme-court-sides-superintendent-cindy-hill <p>A divided Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that a new law stripping many powers and duties from the state superintendent of public instruction is unconstitutional.</p><p>The court's 3-2 ruling Tuesday came in a lawsuit by Republican state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill challenging the law enacted a year ago by the GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Matt Mead.</p><p>The law took effect in the middle of Hill's four-year term. The superintendent remained one of the five statewide elected officials but no longer oversaw the Wyoming Department of Education.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:54:53 +0000 Associated Press 53202 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Supreme Court Sides With Superintendent Cindy Hill Wyoming receives failing grade for financial disclosure rules for justices http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-receives-failing-grade-financial-disclosure-rules-justices <p>An <a href="http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/12/04/13808/state-supreme-court-judges-reveal-scant-financial-information">investigation </a>by the Center for Public Integrity gave the Wyoming Supreme Court’s financial disclosure rules an ‘F.’</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:11:06 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51225 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming receives failing grade for financial disclosure rules for justices Superintendent Hill takes her case to the Wyoming Supreme Court http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/superintendent-hill-takes-her-case-wyoming-supreme-court <p>It is now up to the Wyoming Supreme Court to resolve a dispute between the Legislature and schools Superintendent Cindy Hill over statewide management of Wyoming's public school system.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The court heard an hour of arguments Tuesday in Hill's lawsuit challenging a new law stripping the superintendent's office of many of its powers and duties.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:49:25 +0000 Associated Press 45649 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Superintendent Hill takes her case to the Wyoming Supreme Court Fracking chemical disclosure decision appealed to WY Supreme Court http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fracking-chemical-disclosure-decision-appealed-wy-supreme-court <p>Public interest groups that lost a suit about disclosing fracking chemicals are appealing that decision to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Groups like Earthjustice and the Powder River Basin Resource Council argue that the separate chemicals used in the fracking process should be public information under the Wyoming Public Records Act.&nbsp; A Wyoming District court Judge sided in March with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as well as industry when it ruled that not disclosing chemical identities when they are deemed a trade secret is permissible. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:32:10 +0000 Irina Zhorov 39488 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fracking chemical disclosure decision appealed to WY Supreme Court Supreme Court agrees to hear Hill case http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/supreme-court-agrees-hear-hill-case <p>The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to hear the lawsuit filed by state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Hill is suing the state and Gov. Matt Mead over a new law that took away many of her powers and duties.<br>&nbsp;<br>Laramie County District Judge Thomas Campbell last month asked the Supreme Court to take up the lawsuit because it raises constitutional questions.<br>&nbsp; Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:46:00 +0000 Associated Press 38872 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Supreme Court agrees to hear Hill case WY Supreme Court sides with WY Sec. of State to remove term limits http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-supreme-court-sides-wy-sec-state-remove-term-limits <p>Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield has won a year-long law suit to remove term limits for most statewide elected officials. Nearly a decade ago, the Wyoming Supreme Court overturned a voter initiative that instituted term limits – but the reversal only applied to state legislators. Secretary of State Max Maxfield says he believed that term limits were also unconstitutional when it came to his own office, and those of other statewide elected officials. So, he waited until he was in this – his final term – to file suit as an individual.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:51:41 +0000 Sara Hossaini 36109 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Supreme Court sides with WY Sec. of State to remove term limits WY Senate approves bill that could reduce number of full time magistrates http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-senate-approves-bill-could-reduce-number-full-time-magistrates <p>The State Senate has approved a bill that gives the Wyoming Supreme Court the authority to reduce the number of full time Circuit Court magistrates. A magistrate is appointed by a Judge to oversee court duties when the Judge is not present.&nbsp; In rural areas a magistrate handles minor judicial duties. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:43:14 +0000 Bob Beck 35405 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Senate approves bill that could reduce number of full time magistrates Governor Mead picks new Justice http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/governor-mead-picks-new-justice <p>Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Michael K. Davis to the state Supreme Court.</p><p>Davis is current a state district judge for Laramie County.&nbsp; He will succeed Justice Michael Golden, who is retiring effective Sept. 30. Within the next month, Golden will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 set in the state Constitution.<br>&nbsp;<br>Davis will be the first Justice chosen by Governor Mead. The Wyoming Supreme Court consists of five justices who serve eight-year terms. It decides cases and exercises administrative supervision over the Wyoming State Bar.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:46:40 +0000 Associated Press 29393 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Governor Mead picks new Justice Wyoming Supreme Court will hear term limits case http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-supreme-court-will-hear-term-limits-case <p>The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to<br />decide Secretary of State Max Maxfield&#39;s lawsuit challenging term<br />limits for statewide elected officials.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Chief Justice Marilyn S. Kite on Tuesday signed a notice that<br />the court will decide whether the state law setting term limits for<br />statewide elected officials is constitutional and enforceable.<br />District Judge Thomas C. Campbell of Cheyenne earlier asked the<br />high court to resolve the question. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:32:06 +0000 Associated Press 23188 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Supreme Court will hear term limits case Chief Justice Kite wants to make young citizens of middle-schoolers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/chief-justice-kite-wants-make-young-citizens-middle-schoolers <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=1005496&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces "><strong>Listen to the interview</strong></a></p><p>The Wyoming Supreme Court is endorsing a new program to teach middle school students about Civics.&nbsp; The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Marilyn Kite joined Bob Beck to explain the program.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:27:47 +0000 Bob Beck 20482 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org