The Supreme Court ruled on American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock today. This case involved campaign finance laws and is sometimes nicknamed “Citizens United 2” by politicos and SCOTUS-watchers. The United States Supreme Court reversed the Montana Supreme Court’s decision.

The key part of the one page opinion (Justice Breyer wrote a dissent and was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan):

In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, this
Court struck down a similar federal law, holding that
“political speech does not lose First Amendment protection
simply because its source is a corporation.” 558 U. S. ___,
___ (2010) (slip op., at 26) (internal quotation marks omitted). The question presented in this case is whether the
holding of Citizens United applies to the Montana state
law. There can be no serious doubt that it does. See U. S.
Const., Art. VI, cl. 2. Montana’s arguments in support of
the judgment below either were already rejected in Citizens United, or fail to meaningfully distinguish that case.
The petition for certiorari is granted. The judgment of
the Supreme Court of Montana is reversed.
It is so ordered.

As Twitchy reported earlier, the Supreme Court also issued a decision on Arizona’s immigration law this morning, which kind of stole the thunder from this also important case.

This is a hugely important First Amendment ruling and it was met with great approval by those who value, you know, The Constitution and freedom of speech.

Fail,  Montana.

Senator McConnell (R-Ky.) also lauded the decision.

Who did not applaud the decision? The Left, of course. They don’t care for free speech and seek to quash it whenever they can. If you can’t beat them, silence them! That’s their motto.

And, zing!

Truth. Of course, the Left tries to paint conservatives as hypocrites. Because, populist? Or anti-Wall Street? Or something. We aren’t quite sure; our cuckoo pants to sane decoder ring is in the shop. Twitter users give them a little taste of “truth to power” in response.

Indeed. Kudos, Supreme Court!

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