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Legal News
7 Nov 2012
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] Voters passed ballot measures on Tuesday seeking to limit the amount of money that can be directed to political campaigns in Colorado [Amendment 65; results] and Montana [Initiative 166, PDF, results]. The measure [text, PDF] in Colorado will amend that state's constitution to declare that the people of the … [read more]

Student Commentary
6 Nov 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist, Matthew Skeen, University of Colorado Law School Class of 2013, argues that states have attempted to resist a constitutional interpretation regarding campaign finance through state-level legislation...This election cycle, independent groups have spent $675 million to support the campaigns of their chosen candidates. Putting aside the impacts of … [read more]

Legal News
11 Aug 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Montana [official website] on Friday ruled [decision, PDF] that its state's November ballots may include Initiative 166 [text, PDF], a nonbinding policy statement that would direct the state's congress to support an amendment to the US Constitution [text] asserting that corporations are not people and … [read more]

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