Court Upholds Montana Ban on Judicial Candidates’ from Seeking Political Endorsements

This is the second case in as many months dealing with Montana’s campaign-finance laws. In Montana, judges are picked by popular election.  Judicial candidates can’t seek or use partisan political endorsements in their campaigns.  In 2014, Sanders County judicial candidate Mark French received the endorsement of the Sanders County Republican Committee as well as endorsements… Read More Court Upholds Montana Ban on Judicial Candidates’ from Seeking Political Endorsements

Court Upholds Federal Limit on Per-Election Campaign Contributions

Laura Holmes and Paul Jost—a married couple who appear to have done political fundraising in the past—challenged a federal law’s per-election ceilings on First Amendment grounds.  That law limits the amount that an individual can contribute to a candidate for a federal office (such as a presidential candidate).  The per-individual limit is $2600.  That same federal… Read More Court Upholds Federal Limit on Per-Election Campaign Contributions