United States Ninth Circuit

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French v. Jones, 15-35990

Affirming the district court's summary judgment in the case of a Montana judicial candidate who alleged that the state's campaign-speech rule, prohibiting judicial candidates from seeking, accepting, or using political endorsements, violated his First Amendment rights because Montana has a compelling interest in an impartial and independent judiciary and the rule is narrowly tailored to those interests.

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  • Argued
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  • Decided
  • Published 2017/12/07




  • United States Ninth Circuit


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