Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
Court Rules that Attorney Headed to Work was Not Working
Court Rules that Attorney Headed to Work was Not Working
New Case Seeks to Legalize Prostitution in California
New Case Seeks to Legalize Prostitution in California
EPA Proposes Regulations for Coal-Fired Power Plants
EPA Proposes Regulations for Coal-Fired Power Plants
Medical Marijuana Treatments Now Allowed in Georgia
Medical Marijuana Treatments Now Allowed in Georgia
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!

Campaign Finance Limits Reinstated by Court [post_view]

On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision to reinstate Montana’s campaign donation, telling the federal judge who overturned it to issue his reasoning so the case can be reviewed by the panel. The decision by the judge allowed for unlimited money in state elections. All of this stems from the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

A federal judge was convinced by multiple groups to declare some laws as unconstitutional, one of which being the law that places a cap on contributions given to candidates by political parties and individuals.

Candidates have said that they would abide by the previous limits on donations while others said that they would take large donations. Disclosure reports will be filed at a later date with the state Commissioner of Political Practices. Disclosing donations is required by law but officials with the state are worried that conservative groups will go after that law soon.

After the Citizens United decision, many of the laws in Montana have been defeated, which has opened the door for larger corporate spending in federal races. Montana had a ban on partisan endorsements of judicial candidates, which was defeated by a federal appeals court. The court cited Citizens United when it defeated that ban.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Leave a Reply

Tagged: , , ,

Posted by on October 11, 2012. Filed under Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.