Supreme Court Decision On Montana Case Strengthens Citizens United

Posted by | June 25, 2012 10:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Supreme Court struck down a Montana ban on corporate political money, with the result being that that the controversial 2010 Citizens United ruling applies to state and local elections.

The court broke in American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock along the same lines as in the original Citizens United case, when the court ruled that corporate money is speech and thus corporations can spend unlimited amounts on elections…

The state supreme court upheld that ban late last year in spite of Citizens United, saying Montana’s history of “rough contests for political and economic domination” gave the state a “unique and compelling interests” in limiting corporate influence on elections.

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