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Supreme Court overturns ban on direct corporate spending on elections

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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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Supreme Court overturns ban on direct corporate spending on elections


www.latimes.com

In a 5-4 decision that strikes down a 1907 law, the justices say the 1st Amendment gives corporations, just like individuals, a right to spend their own money on political ads for federal candidates.

Reporting from Washington - The Supreme Court today overturned a century-old restriction on corporations using their money to sway federal elections and ruled that companies have a free-speech right to spend as much as they wish to persuade voters to elect or defeat candidates for Congress and the White House.

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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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I bet all labor unions are smiling ear to ear right now. I thought one of the main duties of the supreme court was to keep the executive branch in check. Obama has these clowns in his front pocket and was able to slip this one in under the radar. Does this mean that foreign companies are free to spend as much money as they wish on elections? If so then there goes whats left of our sovern state. I just dont understand how these people can sleep at night.

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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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Well, there goes any and all possibility of any third party.

Welcome to USSA, where you can vote for fascist/socialism candidate A or socialist/fascism candidate B.

So, Corporations are people too?



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 12:59 PM
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Already a couple of threads on this..

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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:01 PM
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Please add your comments to the existing threads here:

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