Tester statement on the life of Justice Diane Barz

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after news broke that former Montana Supreme Court Justice Diane Barz passed away:

“As the first woman to serve on the Montana Supreme Court, Judge Barz broke barriers for Montana women. Her focus on the treatment of children in the criminal justice system and her work investigating sexual assaults on campus rank high among her many achievements. Sharla and I send our condolences to her family and friends.”