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SCOTUS ruling on campaign finance: ‘It’s going to be the Wild Wild West’

by Dara Kam | January 22nd, 2010

A bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns right up until the day of the election and upsetting more than 60 years of restrictions will radicalize elections, critics of the opinion say.

“It’s going to be the Wild Wild West,” said Ben Ginsberg, a Republican attorney who has represented several GOP presidential campaigns. “If corporations and unions can give unlimited amounts … it means that the public debate is significantly changed with a lot more voices, and it means that the loudest voices are going to be corporations and unions.”

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4 Responses to “SCOTUS ruling on campaign finance: ‘It’s going to be the Wild Wild West’”

  1. Joe Doe Says:

    So are you supposed to automatically lose your First Amendment rights to discuss politics just b/c you work for a corporation?

    Another balanced article from the PbPost. Note there is nothing in this post about why it was a good decision. Unfair and unbalanced.

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  3. mike Says:

    if i disagree with my employers political contribution/advertising, i would feel harassed. i have signed multiple employment agreements over the years limiting my right to free speech while at work (no politics, no bad language, no religion or sex discussions) in order to maintain my employment. but now my boss is free to use my participation in work in whatever he wants to mouth off about politically? if i have to keep my mouth shut, then so should he. freedom of speech should remain an individual right, not become a corporation right. that’s why there are political parties and action committees. this is going to end up another way to infringe upon workers rights. there is going to be a lot of trouble over this.

  4. Is Joe Doe really that stupid? Says:

    Joe Doe’s comment is ridiculous. Every citizen has the right to free speech, whether they work for a corporation or not. The argument against this decision is that the Bill of Rights should only apply to people. Corporations are not people.

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