Court Rulings

Court rulings and more.

In the Montana case, the U.S. Supreme Court added fuel to the fires of outrage over the Citizens United ruling with a brief unsigned opinion that re-asserts the dominance of the Citizens United decision over state laws. The ruling also permanently overturns a 100-year state law in Montana – now allowing unlimited corporate spending to influence campaigns and elections.
Read details in the New York Times or Common Dreams.

Dollars continue to flow, shattering previous fundraising records. Read here (OpenSecrets.org) how the Supreme Court transformed the campaign finance landscape through Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission — and how the decision is now affecting U.S. politics.