The U.S. Supreme Court's landscape-altering ruling in Citizens United v. FEC is already triggering aftershocks in some of the dozens of campaign finance-related lawsuits in federal and state courts. Supporters of the decision, which opened the door to independent corporate expenditures in federal elections, contend it will help them in the next key battlegrounds: challenges to the federal ban on soft-money solicitation and spending, disclosure requirements and state public-finance systems.
High Court Campaign Finance Opinion Roils Dozens of Cases
The National Law Journal
February 2, 2010