Jeffrey M. Sherlock

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Jeffrey M. Sherlock
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Court Information:
Montana 1st Judicial District Court
Title:   Judge
Position:   Dept. 2
Alternative court:   Montana Water Court
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Montana
Law School:   University of Montana
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Montana 1st Judicial District Court
State:  Montana
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  June 5, 2012
Primary vote:  99.24%ApprovedA
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  84.72%ApprovedA

Jeffrey M. Sherlock is a judge for the 1st District Court in Montana. He is also a judge for the Montana Water Court.[1][2]


Judge Sherlock earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Montana.[3]

Notable cases

Rejection of marriage equality lawsuit

In April 2011, Sherlock rejected a suit that aimed to equate the legal protections of gay and married couples. The judge found that the Montana's constitutional amendment passed by voters that defined marriage as between a man and woman inhibited him from ruling in favor of the plaintiffs. The American Civil Liberties Union, the organization that brought the case, says it plans to appeal the ruling to the Montana Supreme Court.[4]

2012 election

Sherlock was retained with 84.72% of the vote in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

See also: Montana judicial elections, 2012

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