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By Doug Lair 

Montana's illegal prohibition on free speech

 


Last week, the Montana Supreme Court overturned an earlier victory for free speech rights won in Helena district court by American Tradition Partnership, Montana Shooting Sports Association and Champion Painting Inc. over government bureaucrats' right to bar individuals and companies from airing political opinions under a non-profit or for-profit corporate umbrella.

The ban on speech that Montana's court temporarily restored was enacted before Prohibition, in response to this state's embarrassing history of political corruption by state politicians and newspapermen who were bankrolled by t...



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