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 Act. The Act has banned corporate election spending in Montana for more than a century.
Montana argues that the State has a right to file a brief and be heard before the Supreme Court uses Citizens United to invalidate a law that has “safeguarded the republican form of government in Montana for more than a century.” The brief is here.
In the meantime, Free Speech for People, Common Cause and others are calling on the Supreme Court to allow Montana a hearing and to consider reality and evidence. More here.