Montana University System as 4th Branch of Government?
The Montana Supreme Court ruled this week that the Montana University System has autonomy over all of its campuses, and can not be regulated by the Montana legislature. The decision effectively nullified portions of HB 102, a new Montana law that made it legal, with noted exceptions, to carry a gun on campus.
Montana State Representative Seth Berglee, who carried the legislation, says the high court ruling has created a 4th branch of government in the Montana University System, and will have dramatic ramifications for state government going forward.
Rep. Berglee will be our guest today to explain his beliefs and talk more about this legislative battle.