The U.S. Supreme Court's dramatic 5-4 ruling Thursday in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission drew charges of judicial activism, with critics of the decision, including President Barack Obama, immediately predicting it would alter elections in 2010 and beyond by unleashing a new flood of corporate and union money into a system already awash with special-interest funds. Supporters of the ruling applauded the Court for embracing core First Amendment protections for political speech.
Critics, Dissenters Predict Wave of Corporate Money After Campaign Finance Ruling
The National Law Journal
January 22, 2010