Saturday, February 18, 2012

Supreme court montana

  • The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed a victory to corporations and a political advocacy group by allowing them to spend freely before Montanas 2012 elections, a follow-up case to the courts major campaign finance ruling two years ago.
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  • (CNN) - The Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of a ruling by Montanas highest court that upholds the states century-long restrictions on independent political spending by outside groups in election campaigns. An order was issued late Friday.
  • (CNN)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a Montana Supeme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of that states ban on independent expenditures by corporations in state and local political campaigns.
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  • On Friday night, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Montana Supreme Courts December, 2011 decision upholding the states century-old ban on corporate political spending.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Billings man serving four consecutive life sentences for the robbery and murder of three neighbors. In an opinion filed Feb.
  • (Billings Gazette)
  • Two Supreme Court justices suggested Friday that the court reconsider its controversial 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate and union spending in elections.
  • (Washington Post)
  • The state attorney general's office has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to leave in place Montana's century-old ban on independent campaign spending by corporations while the court decides whether to hear an appeal by the groups challenging it.
  • (Independent Record)
  • Challengers to Montana's ban on corporate independent expenditures—recently upheld by the Montana Supreme Court—have asked Justice Anthony Kennedy to put a hold on the state court's ruling and have urged the full Court to reverse it.
  • (The BLT: Blog of Legal Times)
  • You can read my original complaint and appeal brief to get the case' context. The case is now before the Montana Supreme Court, and Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock is opposing the position of my appeal.
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  • To the extent that anyone is paying attention to politics four months before Montanas primary which would change the way the Supreme Court is elected — and not for the better.
  • (Great Falls Tribune)

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