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Supreme Court Strengthens Citizens United Decision with Montana Ruling

posted on June 26, 2012

The Los Angeles Times’ Matea Gold reports on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against a Montana law that barred corporations from making “independent political expenditures,” reaffirming the 2010 Citizens United decision. In the dissenting opinion, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote, “Montana’s experience … casts grave doubts on the Court’s supposition that independent expenditures do not corrupt or appear to do so.” Here at Religion and Politics, Diana Eck reviews the history of Montana, her home state, and its struggle with corporate money and power in politics.

Read at The Los Angeles Times