Supreme Court Rules Corporations Have Free Speech Rights
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:13pm
Supreme Court rejects Montana campaign money limits
By James Vicini, Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday followed up on its 2010 ruling that unleashed corporate spending in federal elections, reversing a decision that upheld a century-old Montana law restricting business political campaign expenditures.
By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled for three corporations - a political advocacy group called American Tradition Partnership Inc, a nonprofit that promotes shooting sports and a small family-owned painting business - that challenged the law for violating their free-speech rights.