In a two-paragraph opinion, the Supreme Court refused to revisit CitizensUnited and ruled 5-4 that Montana’s 100-year-old law limiting corporate campaign contributions was invalid, reversing the Montana Supreme Court. Twenty-two other states had joined with Montana.
So efforts to restrict corporate spending in local and state elections have failed.
The case was AmericanTraditionPartnership, Inc. v. Bullock.
The jury in the John Edwards trial has reached a verdict on count three of the six counts he is charged with. That’s the count relating to “Bunny Money,” the contributions he got from Bunny Mellon in excess of federal campaign limits.
The jury has been sent back to continue deliberating on the remaining five counts.