October 24, 2012 •
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Application to Vacate Stay in Montana Contribution Limits Case
Yesterday the United States Supreme Court denied an application to vacate the stay allowing Montana to enforce its political contribution limits.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had stayed a District Court’s decision ruling certain state contribution limits unconstitutional and unenforceable. The U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, issuing a decision in Lair v. Murry, found the contribution limits in Montana Code Annotated §13-37-216 “prevent candidates from ‘amassing the resources necessary for effective campaign advocacy.’”
The case is pending in the Court of Appeals.
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