May 31, 2012

Montana Resists the Supreme Court

“Montana uses an interesting argument to justify defiance of a Supreme Court decision: Because the state is particularly prone to political corruption, it should be trusted to constrict First Amendment protections of political speech.”
The Washington Post reports that three Montana corporations sued to bring the state into compliance with Citizens United by overturning a 100-year old state law that forbids all corporate political spending. The Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell concluded, “the Montana ruling is ‘disdainful’ and disobedient regarding the Citizens United decision.”

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