Montana Loses Citizens United Fight

No ifs, ands, or buts. The U.S. Supreme Court made the swift decision Monday not to revisit Citizens United, rejecting Montana’s case that the controversial ruling not be used to strike down state-level campaign-financing restrictions. In a 5–4 vote, the majority overruled a decision made by Montana’s Supreme Court that the state be exempt from Citizens United. The four who represented the minority vote argued that the 2010 Citizens United ruling, one of the Supreme Court’s most controversial decisions since Bush v. Gore in 2000, should never have been put in place to begin with.