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Text of Montana’s Cert Petition in Case On Whether Parties Should be Allowed to Support or Oppose Judicial Candidates

Here is the text of Montana’s cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court in Fox v Sanders County Republican Committee, 13-839. The issue is a state law that makes it illegal for political parties to endorse or oppose a candidate for state judge. Montana elects state court judges in non-partisan elections. The Ninth Circuit had struck down the law on a 2-1 vote.

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