“Law professor, former Montana justice say Gorsuch will back ‘dark money’”


Anthony Johnstone – professor at the University of Montana’s law school –previously served as state solicitor and during that time wrote an amicus brief in the Citizens United case on behalf of 26 states asking the high court to keep unlimited corporate contribution out of elections.

He said Gorsuch is a “smart, articulate, interesting judge,” but added that the 10th Circuit  is “notoriously strict” about what states can do to regulate money in politics, and it’s safe to believe his position on the matter would be similar if he was confirmed.

“I think there is one important area in which he may actually diverge from Justice Scalia in a way that is even more encouraging to those who wish to inject unlimited sums of money in politics and that’s with respect to dark money,” Johnstone said.


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