Some Local Reaction to America Tradition, Inc. v. Bullock

25 Jun

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released America Tradition, Inc. v. Bullock, a per curiam opinion summarily reversing the Montana Supreme Court’s decision upholding a state law restricting campaign-related speech by corporations.

Local reaction included an unsurprisingly hostile critique from Rep. Keith Ellison and a statement from Minnesota state campaign finance board Executive Director Gary Goldsmith, who said he doesn’t expect any change in Minnesota law because the state legislature revised Minnesota’s campaign finance law at the end of the 2010 session in response to Citizens United.

As the Strib piece on Goldsmith noted, there is ongoing litigation over Minnesota’s campaign finance law, and an appeal is currently under en banc review by the Eighth Circuit.

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