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Paul Lehto practiced law in Washington State for 12 years in business law and consumer fraud, including most recently several years in election law, and is now a clean elections advocate. His forthcoming book is tentatively titled DEFENDING DEMOCRACY. In the past, I co-founded but am no longer an active participant in the San-Diego focused election rights organization Psephos, but I nonetheless recommend their work and reference their site here.
Friday, January 22, 2010 SUPREME COURT DE-REGULATES CORPORATE CAMPAIGN DONATIONS; Corporate Rule Now Unmasked, Open & Notorious (9 comments)
Thursday's US Supreme Court ruling in the so-called "Citizens United" case has overturned a century of regulation of corporate interference in candidate elections. By unleashing forced speech from corporate treasuries (where customers and shareholders don't really all consent) the mask of corporate rule has been taken off. They will openly run the show (until the next case declares contributions secret as well, at least...)