In this January’s decision of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court overturned more than 100 years of legislative precedent, as well as its own precedent of twenty years, to permit corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on direct advocacy of the election or defeat of candidates for political office. The breadth of the holding is startling. Although the specific context considered a video-on-demand ninety minute diatribe regarding Presidential aspirant Hilary Clinton, the plain import of the holding reaches all federal and state elections, presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, judicial, and janitorial!
"The Roberts' Court Takes a Sledge Hammer to Ashwander and Cautious Constitutional Jurisprudence: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commisson,"
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