For the third time in the last seven months, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox’s office has successfully defended Montana’s campaign laws before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. On Tuesday, the Court upheld the constitutionality of Montana’s campaign disclosure laws, known as the DISCLOSE Act, passed by the state legislature in 2015.
Speaking to the ruling, Attorney General Tim Fox said, “The people of Montana clearly want transparency in our elections. I’m proud of my team for defending Montana’s choice to shine a light on all who choose to participate in our electoral process.”
The challenge to Montana’s campaign laws was brought by the political committee Montanans for Community Development (MCD), represented by the Bopp Law Firm. MCD argued that Montana’s campaign reporting laws were 1) vague; 2) overbroad; and 3) unconstitutional as applied to MCD. The Court rejected all three claims.