U.S. District Court Strikes Down Montana Contribution Limits for State Office

On October 3, U.S. District Court Judge Charles Lovell enjoined Montana’s contribution limits for state office, which are $130 for legislature, and $500 for Governor/Lieutenant Governor. Here is the brief five-page order, which does not explain the judge’s reasoning; that will come later. However, it is clear that the basis is that the limits are too low. The case is Lair v Murry, cv 12-12. The decision also enjoins the limits on how much political parties may give to their own nominees. Thanks to Rick Hasen for this news.


  1. Will Fenwick · · Reply

    Those limits were insanely low! $130 campaign contribution limit is nuts!

  2. Demo Rep · · Reply

    IF the EVIL incumbents had their EVIL way, then the limit would be 1 cent.

    What day did ALL gerrymander incumbents become the ENEMIES of the People ???

    4 July 1776 or later ???
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

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