If you ever had any doubt about who owns your butt, well, this should destroy any illusions: The Fix – Supreme Court overturns corporate campaign spending ban

Supreme Court overturns corporate campaign spending ban

It’s hard to overestimate the impact that the Supreme Court’s reversal of a two-decade-old ban on corporate independent expenditures in campaigns will have on the political landscape in 2010 and beyond.

The ruling, long anticipated and issued this morning, will allow corporations as well as labor unions to spend freely on television ads — and other forms of direct advocacy — for or against a candidate’s election. The Court also overturned a prohibition on corporations and labor unions running so-called “issue” ads — commercials that do not expressly advocate for the election or defeat of a candidate — in the final weeks of a campaign.

“This is a sweeping decision, period,” said Marc Elias, a Democratic election lawyer. “In one opinion the Court struck down all limits on independent expenditures directly from corporations.”

The appointing of so many conservatives to the bench is definitely having it’s impact. Thanks Amerika, for the Reagan, Bush, Bush years… what a disappointment.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s