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Montana Supreme Court: One-month prison sentence for rape is too lenient

(Reuters) – The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a one-month prison sentence given to a former teacher for the rape of a 14-year-old student, a penalty that has been criticized as too lenient. The high court’s written ruling ordered the case to be assigned to a different judge for…

Supreme Court allows Montana corporation election spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed a victory to corporations and a political advocacy group by allowing them to spend freely before Montana’s 2012 elections, a follow-up case to the court’s major campaign finance ruling two years ago. The justices granted a request from the three…

Taibbi: Montana decision ‘just the start’ of fight against ‘Citizens United’

Appearing on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday night, Rolling Stone political contributor Matt Taibbi suggested that a recent decision by the Montana Supreme Court will be seen as the start of a long fight against corporate money in American elections. The highest court in Montana recently struck…

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