Supreme Court ends limits on corporate campaign spending By Michael Doyle

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By Michael Doyle
McClatchy Newspapers
Jan 21, 2010

WASHINGTON — A closely divided Supreme Court on Thursday swept away long-standing limits on campaign spending by unions and corporations.

In a long-awaited decision, the court’s emboldened conservative majority declared that the limits on so-called “independent expenditures” by corporations violate First Amendment free-speech rights. The much-anticipated decision means that more money can be spent on federal elections, including this year’s congressional elections.

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  10. So are you for or against this decision? It allows corporations to spend more, so I’d expect you to hate it, but it also allows labor unions to spend more, so I’d expect you to love it.

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