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Citizens United

The U.S. Supreme Court summarilyreversed the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that held that the higher court’s Citizens United decision did not invalidate Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act. Passed by a citizen’s initiative and referendum in 1912, Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act outlawed independent expenditures by corporations in political elections. Citizens United vs. Montana from Bruce Prescott on […] Read More

When reading the Lenten lesson from John’s Gospel about Jesus disrupting business-as-usual in the Jerusalem temple – overturning the tables of the money changers, pouring their coins on the floor, shooing away their sheep and cattle (see John 2:13-22) – it’s hard to resist imagining how the text might have some application to contemporary American […] Read More

In January 2010, the Supreme Court made one of its worst decisions in years, if not decades, and maybe even the worst since the Dred Scott case in 1857. In a 5-4 split decision, the court ruled in favor of Citizens United, a conservative nonprofit organization that had sued the Federal Election Commission. That landmark […] Read More