U.S. Supreme court lets Montana campaign-contribution limits stand

HELENA – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Montana’s campaign-contribution limits, letting the 24-year-old law stand.

The high court, without comment, denied the appeal of a 2017 appellate court ruling that upheld Montana’s monetary limits on what individuals, political-action committees and political parties can give to state candidates.

Jaime MacNaughton, an attorney for Montana’s commissioner of political practices, said Monday the court’s decision is a big win for the state and clean campaigns.

“Montana secured a victory today for transparency and accountability in our government and our elected officials,” she said.

A collection of Montana-based business, Republican Party and conservative groups initially challenged the limits almost nine years ago.