Hot News: The Supreme Court eases restrictions on corporate campaign spending!


Yesterday, the Supreme Court has given big business more power to spend freely in federal elections, a major turnaround that will allow corporations to bankroll American politics.

The 5-to-4 decision was a vindication, the majority said, of the First Amendment’s most basic free speech principle — that the government has no business regulating political speech. The 5 Justices who voted in favor of this ruling were: Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia.

Those opposing the decision said that allowing corporate money to flood the political marketplace would corrupt democracy.

Specialists in campaign finance law said they expected the decision to reshape the way elections were conducted.

Source: NYTimes.com



Now that there is no limit on what corporations can contribute to campaigns, how will this affect elections?

Do you think this ruling was correct? Why or why not?

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Comment by Betty J Culbreath on January 22, 2010 at 6:44pm
Even the Supreme Court will do what ever is necessary to defeat President Obama next time and money will help.The Republicans will use every thing possible and money is the key,just like Insurance companies have almost killed Health Care with money.
Comment by Valjeanne Jeffers on January 22, 2010 at 6:32pm
I've never understood a system where a single court -- in this case the Supreme Court -- makes rules that the we all have to follow. Especially since the court is primarly made up of rich, white males. I think these judges should be voted in not appointed. I believe this is a wake up call for us and agree with Brother Johnnie. We have to be up on the issues. But I do find this news disturbing because I wonder how much information will be supressed by big money interests.
Comment by Johnnie on January 22, 2010 at 2:05pm
Corporations cant call the shots unless the people vote the same way they do. No matter how much money they spend ,doesnt mean the people have to follow suit. We as a people just has to take our head out of our butts and vote the right way after you do intensive research on a candidate. Very simple even a caveman can do it!!
Comment by Jacob on January 22, 2010 at 9:28am
With all the issues we face in this country, THIS is the one that was addressed by the court. Go figure.


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