Monday, June 25, 2012
Supreme Court strikes down Montana campaign finance law
JURIST - Paper Chase[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday issued a per curiam opinion [text, PDF], striking down a century-old campaign finance law in Montana that restricts the amount of money corporations can spend on campaigns. In American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock [SCOTUSblog backgrounder], the court found that the restrictions imposed by Montana's 1912 Corrupt Practices Act [PPL backgrounder] were already rejected by the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission [opinion, PDF; JURIST report],...
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