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By Tim Leeds 

Judge rules group must amend lawsuit over Bullock 'dark money' executive order


January 3, 2020

A federal judge ruled that a group suing to overturn a Montana executive order requiring disclosure of contributions to dark money groups has to fix their lawsuit or it will be permanently dismissed.

Judge Charles Lovell dismissed Illinois Opportunity Project’s lawsuit challenging a 2018 executive order by Gov. Steve Bullock and gave it to Jan. 21, to refile the lawsuit or will be dismissed permanently.

“Today’s decision is another chapter in Montana’s proud, successful history of standing up to out-of-state dark money groups that want to buy our elections,” Bullock said in a s...

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