Appellate court upholds Montana’s campaign speech law for non-partisan judicial candidates

Appellate court upholds Montana’s campaign speech law for non-partisan judicial candidates


[Applause] and the ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Montana law that prohibits judicial candidates from seeking accepting or using a political endorsement in their campaigns mark French a justice of the peace candidate in Sanders County challenged the law saying that had violated his First Amendment rights the three-judge panel rejected French’s argument and affirmed a lower court ruling the judge the ruling found that Montana’s law is narrow enough because it quote strikes a balance between a candidate speech and Montana’s interest in an independent and impartial judiciary you can read the entire ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on our website tzedakah to be h com

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