Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
After the Supreme Court struck down a century-old Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger (R) called on Congress to overturn the court’s controversial Citizens United decision. Montana governor calls for amendment to overturn Citizens United:
“Republicans and Democrats don’t always agree on policy matters, but there is one thing we do agree on, and that is corporate money should not influence the outcome of an election,” Bohlinger said in a video uploaded to YouTube. (Video below the fold).
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On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to reconsider [Citizens United] and ruled the decision also applied to state campaign finance regulations in a 5-4 decision.
“The United States Supreme Court has just told the American people that the facts don’t matter when it comes to protecting Montana and the country from corruption of corporate money in our democracy,” Schweitzer said. “The United States Supreme Court blocked our law because they said corporations are people — I’ll believe that when Texas executes one.”
The Montana governor noted that 22 state attorneys general had supported the state’s unsuccessful effort to defend its Corrupt Practices Act.
“But the fight’s not over,” Schweitzer added. “We’re going to overrule the Supreme Court with a constitutional amendment to make it clear that we the people are in charge — not we the corporations.”