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BREAKING: Supreme Court Doubles Down On Citizens United

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The Supreme Court just announced a 5-4 decision striking down Montana’s ban on corporate money in elections. The decision was handed down without hearing oral argument on the case, meaning that the five conservative justices were not even open to hearing arguments that their election-buying decision in Citizens United might have been wrongly decided.

UPDATE

The justices also handed down a 5-4 decision by Justice Kagan holding that “the Eighth Amendment forbids a scheme of life in prison without possibility of parole for juveniles.” Justice Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes crosses over in criminal justice and gay rights cases, provided the fifth vote.

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