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Montana Judge To Be Censured For Comments About Teen Rape Victim

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court will censure a state judge and suspend him without pay for 31 days for saying a 14-year-old rape vi...

Dem Blasts GOP Colleagues For Supporting Law Making It Illegal For Gays To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Thirty-eight legislators in the Montana state House voted on Monday to keep sex between gay people illegal, a fact that elicited a stinging rebuke fro...

State's High Court Delivers Blow To Gay Rights

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court on Monday rejected an "overly broad" request that gay couples be guaranteed the same benefits as marri...

Montana's Anti-Citizens United Rules Tossed By Judge

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- A federal judge on Wednesday struck down Montana's campaign contribution limits as unconstitutional, a decision that comes less than ...

Amanda Terkel

Citizens United Shakes Up Montana's Independent Political System | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The state of Montana has worked particularly hard to ensure that its elected officials are accountable to the people, rather than specia...

Health Care Was Only the Supreme Court's 2nd Most Important Decision Last Week

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Chief Justice Roberts' opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act, coupled with his rejection of limits on campaign contributions, is completely consistent with his history as a servant of America's corporate oligarchy.

Will the Supreme Court Eat My Health Care, Too?

Andy Stern | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Stern

Americans can no longer trust that the Supreme Court will use the Founding Fathers' Constitutional thoughtfulness as a check on legislation put forth by the other two branches.

The Corporate Fallacy

Harlan Green | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

The U.S. Supreme Court conservative majority is in essence decreeing a return to the old system of political patronage, where corporations and their wealthy supporters elect our representatives, instead of ordinary citizens.

WATCH: Montana Gov Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling On Political Spending Limits

Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) and Lt. Governor John Bohlinger (R) voiced opposition to the Supreme Court decision issued Monday striking down ...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Reverses Anti-Citizens United Ruling From Montana | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Montana's century-old limits on corporate political spending, putting an end to the state's...

John McCain and 22 Attorneys General Ask Supreme Court to Walk Back Citizens United -- Where's Barack Obama?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's nice that President Obama has in the past had critical words to say about Citizens United. But the time has come for him to put his money where his mouth is.

Mike Sacks

Citizens United Part II: Montana Attorney General Takes A Stand | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says that he has been so personally involved in the Citizens United sequel soon to be considered ...

Undoing the Damage of Citizens United

Adam Skaggs | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Adam Skaggs

The Court now has an opportunity to undo some of the damage. It is considering a request to take up a case out of Montana that could clarify how much leeway the government has to regulate corrupting political money.

Mike Sacks

Citizens United II: Sens. McCain And Whitehouse Slam Supreme Court Decision, Super PACs | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an all-out broadside against the current state of campaign finance, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) submi...

Paul Blumenthal

"Make It As Difficult And Painful For Big Money To Be In Our Politics" | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America launched a new campaign to push back against the Supreme Court's 2010 ruli...

Dan Froomkin

Don't Blame The Supreme Court For Citizens United | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The two most controversial campaign financing practices of the post-Citizens United era aren’t actually the Supreme Court’s fault. ...

How the Obama Administration Can Help Montana Get the Supreme Court to Consider Reversing Citizens United

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

This is a chance for President Obama to put his money where his mouth is. An amicus brief from the United States Justice Department would be a powerful statement to the Supreme Court.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Blocks Montana Ban On Corporate Political Spending | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Montana Supreme Court's decision in December upholding the state's century-old ban on corporate political spen...

Is the Stage Set for Citizens United, Round Two?

Thom Hartmann | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Last December, the Montana Supreme Court ignored Citizens United and continued its ban on corporate election spending, upholding the Montana Corrupt Practices Act. But those corporate interests that were upset by this law are now petitioning the Supreme Court to have it reversed.

Mike Sacks

Montana Supreme Court Collides With U.S. Supreme Court Over Citizens United | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

The fate of Montana's century-old ban on corporate political spending is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, setting up a possible sequel to t...

Maine Bill Would Challenge Citizens United Ruling

Jon Hinck | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Hinck

Reversing the baleful impact of the Citizens United ruling and instituting effective election reform will not be accomplish quickly, but the longer we wait, the more entrenched these corrupting influences will become. We must act now.

Mike Sacks

Occupy Wall Street Makes Official Call To Amend Constitution | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Efforts to amend the Constitution to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech gained support in two notable New York forums th...

Mike Sacks

Montana Supreme Court Brushes Aside 'Citizens United' | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Montana Supreme Court has put itself on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding a century-old state law that ban...

How Montana Is Revolutionizing The Movement For End-Of-Life Choice

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

The Montana experience is ongoing, with aid in dying governed by standards of practice and the same regulatory procedures as all medical care. Its impact will likely reach across our nation.

Montana Gay Couples Seeking Rights Lose Lawsuit

AP | By MATT GOURAS | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- A Montana judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit that sought to extend to gay couples the same legal protections as married couples, sa...