montana elections

WSJ: Montana Supreme Court Defies Citizens United Decision

Posted on January 3, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

“On Friday, the Montana Supreme Court restored a 100-year-old state ban on direct spending by corporations on political candidates or committees, saying that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC dealt with federal laws and elections, but the “vast majority” of elections are held at state and local levels, AP reports,” The Wall Street Journal reports this morning.

“For more background on the case, our own Jess Bravin has stories here and here.”

“American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson said in  a statement the Montana Supreme court showed ‘contempt’ for the law of the land and ‘thumbed its nose at the United States Supreme Court,’” the Journal reports.

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