In the News: NPR: Supreme Court Says Montana Cannot Ignore ‘Citizens United’ Ruling

NPR: Supreme Court Says Montana Cannot Ignore ‘Citizens United’ Ruling

By Peter Overby

The state of Montana has lost a closely watched bid to challenge Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that lets corporations deploy their money to help or attack specific candidates.

Citizens United dramatically loosened the restraints on corporate involvement in political campaigns. It also set strict new limits on what’s considered “corruption or the appearance of corruption” when it comes to restricting money in politics.

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