June 25, 2012
The Supreme Court summarily reversed a Montana Supreme Court decision that forbade corporations from making campaign contributions in contravention of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
In American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock, Montana’s attorney general, Steve Bullock, argued that “The Treasure State” was unique because independent expenditures by corporations led to political corruption. The High Court sided with American Tradition Partnership (a nonprofit organization against the “radical environmentalist agenda”), Montana Shooting Sports Association, and Champion Painting that Citizens United guarantees corporations the right to participate in the election of political candidates.
Banning free speech because it is political is a slippery slope. Liberty Counsel is grateful that the Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment rights of those in Montana and Americans everywhere.
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