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The Jeff Farias Show
Jan. 21, 2010

Thought of the Day: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

The People vs. Corporations: US Supreme Court overturns campaign spending limit Just hours ago, the Supreme Court gave Corporate America a green light to use its immense wealth to buy elected officials. The court’s shocking decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission struck down 60 years of legal precedent prohibiting corporations from making campaign expenditures to attack or support political candidates. The court ruled that the First Amendment – designed to protect the speech of real, live humans – guarantees for-profit corporations the right to influence elections. This is nothing short of a massive assault on the very foundation of American democracy

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