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Litigation

 

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

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

 

"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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Info & Analysis

District Judge Rules in Favor of State in Ohio Voter Registration Case

Ruling on forms used by the state of Ohio to remove inactive voters from the voter rolls, U.S. District Judge George Smith found one minor violation of the National Voter Registration Act, but otherwise ruled that the forms did not violate federal law. The case is Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted.

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