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
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down Montana's limits for corporations' spending on political campaigns. In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the court's conservative justices ruled that the Supreme Court's controversial 2010 decision in... Read Post