Supreme Court Could Rethink “Citizens United”

Posted by | April 9, 2012 19:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Supreme Court has agreed to take on a Montana case that could have them reassessing the Citizens United decision.

In upholding a ban on corporate independent expenditures in state elections, the Montana Supreme Court determined that “unlike Citizens United, this case concerns Montana law, Montana elections and it arises from Montana history.”

That ruling, the petition said, raises the question for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider: “Whether Montana is bound by the holding of Citizens United, that a ban on corporate independent political expenditures is a violation of the First Amendment, when the ban applies to state, rather than federal, elections.”

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