In what will really be a rare move on my part, I am posting this story without much comment from me, except to say, BRAVO Montana Supreme Court!
HELENA, MONTANA — The Montana Supreme Court today upheld Montana’s century-old ban on corporate political expenditures in state elections. The Court’s 5-2 ruling sets up the first direct challenge to the US Supreme Court’s January 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which equated corporations with people under the First Amendment and swept away longstanding precedent that had barred corporate expenditures in federal elections. Montana’s 1912 Corrupt Practices Act came under legal attack following the Citizens United decision, and Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has vigorously defended the state’s law in the Montana courts, leading to today’s state supreme court ruling.
Click above to read the full story as reported by FreeSpeechForthePeople.org. There are links to the actual decision and other relevant documents at the bottom of their story.
Again, bravo Montana Supreme Court!