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Montana Gov: Call for Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

by Kymberly Bays, published


In a ruling released on Monday, the Supreme Court overturned a Montana state law banning corporate political expenditures and affirmed their decision on Citizens United, that political contributions fall under First Amendment speech rights. Montana's Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer and Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger, a Republican, recently responded to the Court's action invalidating the 100-year-old Corrupt Practices Act. In short, they will continue to challenge the precedent set by the Court's Citizens United ruling and are calling to amend the U.S. Constitution to "make it clear that corporations do not have constitutional rights as if they were people". Learn more at


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