The Supreme Court showed Friday it won't let states defy its ruling in the Citizens United case, which gave corporations a right to spend freely on election campaigns. The justices put on hold enforcement of a Montana election law. On Dec. 30, Montana's high court declared it was refusing to follow Citizens United as a binding precedent and instead affirmed Montana's 100-year-old anti-corruption law that forbids corporation political spending.
So this is interesting. The Montana Supreme Court basically threw down a challenge to the US Supreme Court to revisit the Citizens United decision, by upholding a state law that mandates corporate contribution limits. Read Post
Justices of the Montana Supreme Court The Montana Supreme Court, let's be clear, did not quite overturn Citizens United last week. Its 5-2 decision did uphold a ban in Montana state races on corporations funding independent expendit... Read Post