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Supreme Court to Review Montana Law Banning Corporate Political Speech

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posted on Apr, 8 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Supreme Court to Review Montana Law Banning Corporate Political Speech
Breitbart story

Montana has a law that says corporations can't contribute to State political campaigns.

The Montana Supreme Court says their law is different than Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission.

A petition from some Montana corporations is challenging.

Lots of legal mumbo jumbo with this case !!




The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider taking another bite of the corporate political free speech apple recently, accepting a petition asking justices to summarily overturn a Montana Supreme Court decision petitioners say flies in the face of Citizens United.

Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission is the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision two years ago that basically negated campaign finance laws. In its ruling, the court said Congress shouldn't be allowed to limit the amount corporations, unions and similar entities give to campaigns.

In upholding a ban on corporate independent expenditures in state elections, the Montana Supreme Court determined that "unlike Citizens United, this case concerns Montana law, Montana elections and it arises from Montana history."




That ruling, the petition said, raises the question for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider: "Whether Montana is bound by the holding of Citizens United, that a ban on corporate independent political expenditures is a violation of the First Amendment, when the ban applies to state, rather than federal, elections."


Long article.

Montana law good for elections ?


Is a corporation a person ?

or just a piece of paper.

Does a piece of paper have rights ?




posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:18 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
...
Is a corporation a person ?

or just a piece of paper.

Does a piece of paper have rights ?



You need the definition in law of a 'person'.

are you a person

or are YOU just a piece of paper?

Hint: all 'your' identification is in uppercase.




edit on 9-4-2012 by CitizenNum287119327 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:28 AM
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I hope Montana holds their ground, thank goodness some of them
don't walk around with their head's up their butt's.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 04:05 AM
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Montana's new slogan: 'Montana, we haven't lost our souls yet."




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