Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Meet The Group Trying To Use Citizens United To Kill Montana’s Ban On Corporate Spending In Elections

Posted by Zaid Jilani on 21 May, 2012
Last week, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) submitted an amicus brief “ urging the U.S. Supreme Court  to let stand Montana’s century-old ban on corporate money in political campaigns despite the court’s Citizens United ruling two years ago declaring unconstitutional a similar federal law sponsored by McCain.”
The challenge to Montana’s ban on corporate money comes from a shadowy group called American Tradition Partnership (ATP).
ATP is a group based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that was launched in 2008 as a 501(c)4 lobbying group called Western Tradition Partnership. It was then renamed American Tradition Partnership. The policy agenda listed on its website runs the gamut of anti-environmental causes. It advocates for everything from curbing environmental lawsuits to winning tax holidays for energy producers.

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