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American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock
United States Supreme Court
132 S. Ct. 2490 (2012)
Montana (defendant) had a statute that prohibited corporations from making political contributions. American Tradition Partnership (plaintiff) claimed that the statute violated the First Amendment. American Tradition Partnership argued that the holding in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 588 U.S. 310 (2010)—that corporate political speech was protected by the First Amendment—applied to state laws, such as Montana’s, in addition to federal law. Montana defended the law by claiming that corporate political contributions had led to corruption in Montana and that the state had a compelling interest in limiting those contributions. The Montana Supreme Court held that the law was not unconstitutional. American Tradition Partnership appealed and requested that the Supreme Court grant certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
Dissent (Breyer, J.)
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