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.
Background on the case is here, here, here, and here.
About Jeff Clements
Jeff serves as President of American Promise, a nonpartisan national movement to reform and renew America's political system to combat corruption and secure freedom and equal opportunity for all Americans. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and in a private firm, and is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClementsJeff LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-clements/
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