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...
This Saturday, Jan. 21, will mark the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC. That decision turned established law on its head based on a change of interpretation about the rights of corporations and by its assertion that expenditures of money constitute a protected form of speech. The effect was to render unconstitutional many existing laws that attempted to regulate the flow of money into political campaigns.
David Cobb, the Green Party presidential candidate in 2004, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday in Missoula on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule.” His talk, free and open to the public, will be in room 131 of the Clapp Building at the University of Montana. The event will be in the west wing of the building, near Beckwith and Madeline avenues.