In Lopsided Vote, Montana Voters Express Disapproval of Citizens United
Posted Nov 9, 2012 9:17 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Montanans aren’t giving up the fight after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed in June that the Citizens United campaign finance ruling applies in the state.
Seventy-five percent of Montana voters on Tuesday approved an initiative calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, report the Wall Street Journal Law Blog and Courthouse News Service. The 2010 decision held that corporations have a First Amendment right to expressly support political candidates with independent spending.
According to the initiative, the state's congressional congressional delegation should propose the constitutional amendment establishing that “corporations are not human beings with constitutional rights."