Montana High Court Upholds Ban on Election Spending by Corporations

The Montana Supreme Court, reports the Great Falls Tribune in Great Falls, Montana, restored the state’s century-old ban on direct spending by corporations on political candidates or committees in a ruling Friday that interest groups say bucks a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court decision granting political speech rights to corporations. The decision grants a big win to Attorney General Steve Bullock, who personally represented the state in defending its ban that came under fire after the “Citizens United” decision last year from the U.S. Supreme court.