Citizen’s United decided

The Supreme court decided 5-4 in favor of the Citizen’s United today.  The gist of the decision is that corporations and labor unions may now spend treasury  fund to finance public elections.  This a complete game changer and flies in the face of 100 of election law.  More to come on this later. For now here is Ambinder



1 comment so far

  1. dailycrockett on

    I’m a little confused. Ambinder made it sound like the ruling wouldn’t change all that much, just remove a middleman. However, Mark Thoma posts and e-mail from a law professor that seems much less sanguine. That being said, apparently this can be reversed via the legislative process, and this is one approach the Obama administration is considering.

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