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The supreme court ruled that corporations could not be restricted in the money they spend on elections. This will also unleash unions to spend more than ever.

The same ruling also reversed the McCain Feingold law that kept corporations and unions from running ads within a certain date before elections.

The NY Times reports, "The court on Thursday 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."
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I posted the same article from the NY Times. Union... by Scott Baker on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 9:37:07 AM
The corporations have been buying elections for a ... by Sister Begonia on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:13:16 PM
If Corporations want full personhood and 1st amend... by E. Nelson on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:22:00 PM
If Corporations want full personhood and 1st amend... by E. Nelson on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:28:10 PM
The vermin in the SCOTUS have handed the land of W... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 9:51:44 AM
...we can't just declare the entire Bush Presidenc... by Bia Winter on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 1:38:14 PM
who has deeper pockets? whom does this serve?not t... by Joan Brunwasser on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:01:28 AM
It's been in the works a long time. But whoooo b... by FAITHCARR on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:16:07 AM
Supreme Court Makes it Official - Money Trumps Dem... by Old Uncle Dave on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:17:48 AM
....on my picket sign?... by Bia Winter on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 1:41:17 PM
Reading the NYT comment reminded me of the media's... by Wayne Turner on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:30:37 AM
This is in essence the final nail in the coffin of... by mrk * on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:57:54 AM
When money equals speech, the poor become voiceles... by Ishmael1 on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:02:58 AM
I grew up in a democracy; not my country, or state... by Richard Pietrasz on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:48:12 PM
What further confirmation does one need to see tha... by Bill Cain on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:03:35 AM
Marvin the Martian begs the ear of all humans: L... by Your Friend Fairpay on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:06:17 AM
Dear "Friend"-I applaud your comment....."The Ame... by KatyClo on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:26:17 PM
Time to judge the judges. robert and alito swore u... by tjb on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:51:44 AM
I only wish somebody would have taken me up on the... by Sister Begonia on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:10:03 PM
I haven't seen anything about campaign funding lim... by John Sanchez Jr. on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:03:50 PM
Well boys and girls we are now AmeriKa the land of... by Michael Chavers on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:19:40 PM
A corporation is not a person, and cannot do anyth... by Philip Dennany on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:30:44 PM
Now Corporations are living breathing people. From... by Michael Dewey on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:31:16 PM
Internet voting can restore democracy to US electi... by William J. Kelleher, Ph.D. on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:54:25 PM
....and you've finally got a WIN for the People!Gi... by Bia Winter on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:58:15 AM
Press Release by Supreme Court of the USA: Today,... by TomK on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:59:02 PM
Again the supreme court has proven that it is the ... by Daniel Penisten on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 2:20:14 PM
This decision is simply wrong. The SCOTUS ruling ... by Rand Skeptic on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 2:41:02 PM
from the scumbags that saddled us with George Bush... by Bia Winter on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:30:12 AM
that there will be even more political advertizing... by Hoss Hoss on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:28:31 PM
that there will be even more political advertizing... by Hoss Hoss on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:28:39 PM
Corporations have fed money into campaigns for yea... by Paul Kruger on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 4:46:56 PM
I have already signed a People for the American Wa... by awr777 on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 5:48:38 PM
I am ready to cast my vote, as a Responsible Ameri... by Daniel Penisten on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 7:02:53 PM
"America" is dying very fast, yes i'm sad but i re... by Senjo on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:00:24 PM
I agree with many of you -- if corporations want t... by P. Orin Zack on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:20:55 PM
But Mussolini must be giddy in his grave. This is ... by Bryan Emmel on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 1:43:30 AM
I think you hit the nail on the head right here, t... by Hoss Hoss on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 7:48:34 AM
Thank you, Justice Roberts. I don't like nor trust... by Linda Bailey on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 4:33:32 AM
I am probably one of the few voices, if not the on... by Peter Duveen on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:16:44 AM
and it cannot come from the non-human entities. ... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 8:28:09 AM
Mr. Sashine, I'm totally against the formation of ... by Peter Duveen on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:37:15 AM
You and me, say, are against Homeland SS. But if y... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:06:45 AM
"Free speech" (for whom? only the rich?) has NOTHI... by Bia Winter on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:19:39 AM
Basically, an across-the-board ban on ads would af... by Peter Duveen on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:38:32 AM
"The really big fortune, the swollen fortune, by t... by Your Friend Fairpay on Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:48:01 AM