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Mining for Influence in Montana, by Brian Schweitzer, NYT

“All this is in jeopardy, though, thanks to the Supreme Court and its infamous Citizens United ruling. In February the court notified the office of Montana‚Äôs commissioner of political practices, which oversees state campaigns, that until further notice, we may no longer enforce our anti-corruption statute, specifically our restriction on corporate money.

The court, which will make a formal ruling on the law soon, cited in the 2010 Citizens United case that corporations are people, too, and told us that our 110-year effort to prevent corruption in Montana had likely been unconstitutional. Who knew?”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/opinion/an-invitation-to-keep-money-out-of-politics.html?emc=eta1

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