Showing posts tagged with: "Citizens United"

2012 Ballot Measures: Elections . January 30, 2013

November 6, 2012 was the first presidential election since the Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court in 2010. Consequentially, the 2012 election was more expensive than any other election in our history by more than $700 million. In an apparent reaction to the ruling, some states voted on limiting or eliminating corporate contributions to elections.... read more

Uncertain Future for Montana’s Corrupt Practice Act . February 17, 2012

For over a century, Montana has prohibited corporate political spending. However, the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections on the basis that it does “not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” After the ruling, at least nine of the 24 states with campaign laws threatened... read more