Thom Hartmann: Supreme Court says NO! to Corporate Personhood in MT

David Cobb, Move to Amend joins Thom Hartmann. Two years ago this month – the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations are people and money is speech. There's been one national election since then – and corporations spent massive amounts of money – and Republicans won in a landslide. But now one state is pushing back against the idea that corporations should be able to buy politicians ahead of elections. And that's Montana. Last Friday – the Supreme Court of Montana took on the U.S. Supreme Court – and ruled that Citizens United only applies to federal elections – and thus Montana can do whatever it wants in its state elections – and put whatever restrictions they want on corporate electioneering. So the Montana Supreme Court kept intact a 100-year old election law that prevents direct spending by corporations in state elections. The judges argued that corporate election spending, "represents a threat to the 'political marketplace."' So what does this latest victory in the fight against corporate peronshood mean? Could this be a stepping stone to overturing Citizens United altogether?


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