CCP Submits Comments on Montana Bill that Directly Violates Citizens United Decision ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Center for Competitive Politics’ Legal Director Allen Dickerson submitted comments today to the Montana House Judiciary Committee concerning Senate Bill 320, which blatantly contradicts the Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United v. FEC and American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock by prohibiting corporations from making independent expenditures or [...]
Last week at CPAC we talked with former candidate Niles Brush about the difficulties he encountered while running for the state senate in Montana: : Mr. Brush sums up: “We have real discrepancies about campaign laws; about what is legal, what isn’t legal, it makes it really difficult to run especially if you’re a candidate like me [...]
Matt Nese, CCP’s Director of External Relations, in comments to Montana’s Senate Judiciary Committee on H.B. 129, warned that the proposal “would set a dangerous precedent allowing the government itself to define the truth or falsity of campaign speech.” The legislation seeks to amend the state’s law that regulates the truth of campaign speech after it was found unconstitutionally [...]
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Plan for State to Police Speech Could be Costly, Unconstitutional ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Matt Nese, CCP’s Director of External Relations, in comments to Montana’s Senate Judiciary Committee on H.B. 129, warned that the proposal “would set a dangerous precedent allowing the government itself to define the truth or falsity of campaign speech.” The legislation seeks to amend the state’s law [...]
This memo dispells several popular myths surrounding the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV), which is quietly being signed onto in state legislatures across the country.
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Montana gave Supreme Court no choice By Bradley A. Smith The Supreme Court had no choice but to overrule the Montana Supreme Court. Montana argued that it is so corrupt that it can ignore the First Amendment. It would be as if a state argued that its crime rates were so high that it could [...]