High Court Nixes State Bar On Corporate Campaign Spending

Law360, Chicago (June 25, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court summarily reversed a ruling by Montana's highest court Monday that protected a state law barring corporations from making political expenditures in connection with candidates, ruling that its Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision axing federal restrictions on corporate political spending applies to the state statute.

In a 5-4 ruling set out in a brief per curiam decision, the nation's highest court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by the lobbying group American Tradition Partnership Inc. and other challengers...
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