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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Montana, Massachusetts, Momentum
The Big Sky pushback on Beltway politics and the fabrication of “corporate rights” by activists on the Supreme Court is expanding. First came the extraordinary Montana Supreme Court decision that upheld the Montana ban on corporate spending in elections, notwithstanding … Continue reading
US Supreme Court Blocks Montana Law- Citizens United II?
UPDATE- Check out this piece by Tom Goldstein on the Montana case from SCOTUSblog (thanks to Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog) The Supreme Court of the United States has entered a stay of the Montana Supreme Court‘s determination that the century-old Montana Corrupt Practices … Continue reading
Montana Responds – Don’t Imperil “Republican Form of Government”
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has filed the State’s brief opposing the effort of a corporate-front group to have Justice Kennedy and the US Supreme stay and summarily reverse the Montana Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the state’s Corrupt Practices … Continue reading
Huffington Post: Why Americans Should Support the People’s Rights Amendment
Huffington Post is running a great piece on the People’s Rights Amendment from my brother Ben Clements (attorney, former Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts, former federal prosecutor, and all-around great guy). The key point: In short, the … Continue reading
New Mexico Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United
The New Mexico Senate has voted 20-9 to condemn Citizens United v. FEC and demand that Congress send a Constitutional amendment to the states for ratification that will reverse the Supreme Court’s decision. The Senate vote follows a similarly lopsided … Continue reading
Update- President Endorses SuperPac Use AND Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United
President Obama has thrown in the towel and capitulated to the domination of our elections and government by SuperPACs, funded by corporations and millionaires. And his campaign, of course, is not “coordinating” it’s only “signaling”. A possible silver lining: Now … Continue reading