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    AMERICAN TRADITION PARTNERSHIP, INC. v. BULLOCK

    AMERICAN TRADITION PARTNERSHIP, INC. v. BULLOCK

    Per Curiam.

    A Montana state law provides that a “corporation may not make . . . an expenditure in connection with a candidate or a political committee that supports or opposes a candidate or a political party.” Mont. Code Ann. §13–35–227(1) (2011). The Montana Supreme Court rejected petitioners’ claim that this statute violates the First Amendment. 2011 MT 328, 363 Mont. 220, 271 P. 3d 1. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, this Court struck down a similar federal law, holding that “political speech does not lose First Amendment protection simply because its source is a corporation.” 558 U. S. ___, ___ (2010) (slip op., at 26) (internal quotation marks omitted). The question presented in this case is whether the holding of Citizens United applies to the Montana state law. There can be no serious doubt that it does. See U. S. Const., Art. VI, cl. 2. Montana’s arguments in support of the judgment below either were already rejected in Citizens United, or fail to meaningfully distinguish that case. The petition for certiorari is granted. The judgment of the Supreme Court of Montana is reversed.

    It is so ordered.
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    Yes. The so-called "Left" is attacking States' rights.
    "Everything wrong with America is manifested in Trump. The hunger for power, the vile derision of people who don’t look like you, the cruelty, the privilege, the gleeful ignorance, and mendacious narcissism. Our revulsion at Trump is causing Americans to ask: How did we get to this place? And how do we get out? That will take time and hard work by well-intentioned people from every corner of American society."

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    My law firm is a partnership. We can donate to political candidates. When we change to a corporation, we can not. So weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    My law firm is a partnership. We can donate to political candidates. When we change to a corporation, we can not. So weird.
    You may have a case if Pennsylvania tries to prevent corporate bribery in their elections.
    "Everything wrong with America is manifested in Trump. The hunger for power, the vile derision of people who don’t look like you, the cruelty, the privilege, the gleeful ignorance, and mendacious narcissism. Our revulsion at Trump is causing Americans to ask: How did we get to this place? And how do we get out? That will take time and hard work by well-intentioned people from every corner of American society."

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    Thank goodness billionaires aren't prevented from political
    donations or Hillary wouldn't have any money.
    If it pays, it stays

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    "Everything wrong with America is manifested in Trump. The hunger for power, the vile derision of people who don’t look like you, the cruelty, the privilege, the gleeful ignorance, and mendacious narcissism. Our revulsion at Trump is causing Americans to ask: How did we get to this place? And how do we get out? That will take time and hard work by well-intentioned people from every corner of American society."

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    No matter what the thread is about, all threads are about Hillary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    My law firm is a partnership. We can donate to political candidates. When we change to a corporation, we can not. So weird.
    Weird? I thought that's what Citizens United affected. According to the first post here, “political speech does not lose First Amendment protection simply because its source is a corporation.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    Thank goodness billionaires aren't prevented from political
    donations or Hillary wouldn't have any money.

    We have a thread winner!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    No matter what the thread is about, all threads are about Hillary.
    I thought it was always about Obama?

    Mark
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