August 21, 2018 •
Montana Contribution Limits Head to U.S. Supreme Court
Attorney James Bopp, Jr. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Montana’s contribution limits, arguing they are an unconstitutional limit on free speech.
Bopp was an attorney in the well-known Citizens United case, which led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling corporations cannot be prohibited from spending on elections.
Montana’s limits were struck down in 2012 and again in 2015, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last October the limits are constitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet said if it will take up the case.
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