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SCOTUS: Corporations May Spend Freely on Political Campaigns

A Supreme Court ruling on campaign spending limits was just handed down:

Supremes"By a 5-4 vote, the court on Thursday overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said corporations can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to pay for their own campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states. It leaves in place a prohibition on direct contributions to candidates from corporations and unions. Critics of the stricter limits have argued that they amount to an unconstitutional restraint of free speech, and the court majority apparently agreed."

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor joined  John Paul Stevens in the dissent. Said Stevens: "The court's ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions around the nation."

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  1. @CARLOS,

    what is the muffia? lesbian organized crime?

    Posted by: nic | Jan 22, 2010 9:45:39 AM

  2. I have the horrible suspicion that this is the culmination of decades long planning by a small powerful group who have global domination in mind. It feels like we're living in the "Lord of the Rings" except I'm not sure who can help us fight.

    Loosely connecting the dots; through repugnican means, SCOTUS votes in the worst president on record who drains the economy, distracts us with unending, expensive and in some cases illegal wars based on falsified premises. Then he can change the courts for lifetimes to come. And so forth and so forth. And no we are here. They have all their ducks in a row and they're just waiting to bleed us dry.


    Posted by: ED2 | Jan 22, 2010 11:36:22 AM

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