Corpocracy: Unlimited Corporate Money in Politics
The Supreme Court today issued its long awaited ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
In a 5-4 decision, the Court’s conservative Justices overturned prior precedent and struck down portions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act that severely limited corporate spending on political campaigns, instead cloaking that spending in First Amendment protection.
I previewed this case, and discussed the implications of unlimited corporate campaign spending, here. An interesting analysis of some questions left unanswered by the decision has been posted at SCOTUSblog.
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