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ROUND UP: What People Are Saying After Court's Latest Big Money Ruling

Earlier this year, the Montana Supreme Court upheld the state’s century-old Corrupt Practices Act that banned direct expenditures in elections for state offices. In the Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, justices argued that because outside expenditures were independent, they could not be corrupting. Montana’s Attorney General, and the Montana Supreme Court, disagreed citing the state’s own history of corruption. Today, in the American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock ruling, the Court overturned state's Supreme Court ruling.

NPR: Groups push for public financing

This morning on NPR, Peter Overby interviewed several Fair Elections advocates about pushing for public financing of elections in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC. You can listen to the piece below:

 

In Response To Citizens United Ruling, Business Leaders Urge Congress To Pass Fair Elections Now Act

Forty-one business leaders from a diverse cross-section of industries sent a letter to Congressional leadership in response to the Roberts' Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC. According to the distinguished group, the Fair Elections Now Act is the most comprehensive response to yesterday's terrible decision.

 

Press Release On Reid Fundraiser Controversy And Need For Fair Elections

Public Campaign and Common Cause have issued a joint press release on Sen. Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) controversial request to delay a vote on an omnibus spending bill to attend a fundraiser.