(Newsroom America) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday once more rejected a challenge to corporate and union campaign spending, reaffirming an earlier decision two years ago saying they could spend freely on elections.
In doing so, justices struck down a Montana law that sought to limit corporate campaign spending.
In a 5-4 ruling, the court said its previous Citizens United ruling in 2010 applies to state campaign finance laws and guarantees corporations and labor unions the right to spend freely during elections.
Montana defended its law, originally passed in 1912. Corporations sued, saying the law could not stand in wake of the Citizens United ruling.
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