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American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock

Case Information

Date Filed: March 8, 2010
State: Montana
Issue: Campaign Finance
Courts that Heard this Case: Montana First Judicial District Court (Case BDV-2010-238); Montana Supreme Court (Case 11-0081); U.S. Supreme Court (Case 11-1179)

Issue:

Whether a Montana statute regulating certain business corporations' contributions to political campaigns is unconstitutional under the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United.

Status:

U.S. Supreme Court order granting stay filed 2/17/12. U.S. Supreme Court Summary Reversal on 6/25/12.

Montana First Judicial District Court Documents

Montana Supreme Court Documents

U.S. Supreme Court Documents


Commentary

Edward B. Foley

Flagging Online Falsehoods

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A remedy for foreign disinformation attacks

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

How states can fix the Electoral College and prevent future Trumps

An op-ed written by Professor Edward Foley about repairing the Electoral College was published in USA Today.

“The imperative is to prevent another president who wins the White House without really winning the support of the electorates in the states that determine the outcome,” Foley writes. “The Founding Fathers would see that as a subversion of the Electoral College system. So should we.”
 

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Info & Analysis

Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Ohio ADA Case Alleging Discrimination Against Blind Voters

In an opinion released today, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the district court dismissing a lawsuit alleging that Ohio\'s absentee voter system discriminates against blind voters. According to the panel, the district court accepted Ohio Secretary of State John Husted\'s \"fundamental alteration\" defense without any evidentiary support. The case, Hindel v. Husted, was remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

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