January 21, 2010


Supreme Court Rolls Back Campaign Spending Limits

The Supreme Court ruled today "that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress," the AP reports.

The court "overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said corporations can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to pay for campaign ads. The decision almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns and threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states."

This decision will almost certainly cause a mini-revolution in American politics.










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