Montanans for Balanced Budget v. Harper,
469 U.S. 1301 (1984)

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Montanans for Balanced Budget v. Harper, 469 U.S. 1301 (1984)

Montanans for a Balanced Federal Budget v. Harper

No. A-245.

Decided October 10, 1984

469 U.S. 1301


An application to stay the Montana Supreme Court's mandate prohibiting the placement on Montana's 1984 ballot of an initiative that would direct the Montana Legislature to apply to Congress pursuant to Article V of the Federal Constitution to call a convention to consider a federal balanced budget amendment, is denied. The state court's order, in addition to holding the initiative violative of Article V, was also based on the adequate and independent state law ground that the initiative was invalid under the Montana Constitution.

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