‘Corporations are not people’ but the Supreme has ruled their money is.
That becomes the ‘law of the land’.
And ‘we the people’ can’t vote on who becomes a Supreme Court Justice.
The Supreme Court, lining up in the same sharply divided 5-4 position as in Citizens United, summarily reversed the Montana Supreme Court in ATP v. Bullock, striking down a 100-year old state restriction on corporate spending in Montana elections.
Montana says it’s not over, though. It’s time for a Constitutional amendment to overrule the Court, as at least six previous Amendments have done. Here’s Governor Brian Schweitzer (a Democrat) and Lt. Governor John Bohlinger (a Republican):
Here is the response of Montana Senator Max Baucus, who calls the decision an “outrage.” Sen. Baucus explains the need for a Constitutional amendment to reverse the Court:
STATEMENT OF JOHN BONIFAZ
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE
on the US SUPREME COURT’S DECISION STRIKING DOWN
MONTANA’S CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
In the face of overwhelming evidence that the basic premise of the Citizens…
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