October 27, 2014 •
Montana’s Campaign Finance Laws Remain Intact After Legal Challenge
On October 22, U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen upheld the Montana’s campaign finance law. Montanans for Community Development (MCD), a nonprofit organization, had brought the lawsuit challenging the law’s requirement to have the organization report its financial supporters.
According to Missoulian.com, MCD wanted to circulate political advertisements without disclosing the identity of its donors. Disagreeing with MCD’s argument, the court found the statutes were not too vague to be constitutionally valid. MCD’s legal representation included James Bopp, a frequent challenger of campaign finance laws.
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