If you’re part of the minority which hasn’t already found a flaw in the concept of corporations as people, Montana State Representative Steve Lavin (R) has given us all one more logical conundrum to ponder: He has proposed to give voting rights to Corporations who own property in a local jurisdiction.
From Massachusetts to Oregon, Colorado to Illinois and Wisconsin, and Ohio to California, citizens throughout the country voted overwhelmingly yesterday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v.
Missoula Moves to Amend plans to sponsor a series of educational programs leading up to the November election covering various legal, economic, and cultural aspects of the movement to amend the Constitution of the United States. First up will be a panel discussion by three prominent legal experts on the subject of "money as speech," as it rela
Thanks to Missoula Mayor John Engen for hosting “By the People: A Conversation about Corporate Influence on Our Democracy.” And to Anthony Johnstone for moderating and framing the discussion. And to the three panelists, professor Larry Howell, Attorney General Steve Bullock and attorney Jerry Loendorf, for their cogent, edifying commentary on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and the more proximate case challenging Montana’s century-old Corrupt Practices Act, currently under consideration by the Supreme Court...
An open letter to Will Deschamps, chairman, Montana Republican Party:
We at Missoula Moves to Amend assume that your convention this weekend will be considering one of the most important challenges our electoral system has faced, perhaps in its entire history. I’m referring to the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission case and the national, statewide and local efforts to amend our U.S. Constitution to nullify that decision...
Bravo, Ellie Hill, for your forcefully delivered commentary on Montana Evening Edition last Friday shouting out your support for Citizens’ Initiative No. 166, and bravo, Montana Supreme Court, for denying the attempt by a Republican state senator from Helena and a businessman from Billings, along with the shadowy organization, Montanans Opposed to I-166, to have the measure removed from the November ballot.