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Montana Citizens United

Another State Takes Step Toward Citizens United Vote

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Add another state to the list of those taking action toward a vote to overturn Citizens United. According to a Wednesday Wisconsin Democracy Campai...

Paul Blumenthal

States Take A Stand Against Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Colorado and Montana voters overwhelmingly stated their disapproval of the campaign finance climate that emerged in the wake of the S...

Pro-Citizens United Group's Documents Found In Meth House

ProPublica | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

By Kim Barker, ProPublica, and Rick Young and Emma Schwartz, Frontline Oct. 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.This post was co-published with PBS' Frontline. The bo...

Supreme Court Comes To Montana's Aid In Citizens United Battle

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

(Adds comment from political scientist) By Dan Whitcomb Oct 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to...

Federal Court Sides With Montana In Battle Against Citizens United

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Montana's campaign donation limits, telling the federal judge who struck down t...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Conventions: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Josh Silver | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Josh Silver

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngBehind the pomp and circumstance of the conventions, you'll quickly discover unthinkable largess bestowed upon Republicans and Democrats alike in exchange for policies that are screwing just about everyone who doesn't happen to have a well-heeled lobbyist or Super PAC.

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.

White House: Supreme Court 'Missed An Opportunity'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

The Obama administration has released a statement on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the state of Montana's century-old law that limited t...

Is Montana's Attorney General Ignoring the Best Challenge to Citizens United?

Charlie Cray | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Charlie Cray

What happens with Montana's case will affect the entire country, not just Montana. Thus, the citizens of Montana and, indeed, all of us deserve to have the very best legal strategies put forth to win this case.

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.

22 States & Washington, D.C. Join Montana Against Citizens United

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia are backing Montana in its fight to prevent the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens Uni...

States Wage War Against Citizens United

AP | MATT GOURAS | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. — Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia are backing Montana in its fight to prevent the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizen...

A New Look at Citizens United

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Many observers have blamed the Court's January 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission for supposedly turning on the corporate money-in-politics spigot. But even some members of the Court are questioning anew whether that was a mistake.