A majority of the Supreme Court appeared poised Wednesday to reverse or limit a line of precedents that have allowed the government to ban corporate and union expenditures in election campaigns. After an extraordinary 90 minutes of oral argument, it seemed likely that the Court, swayed by arguments in favor of First Amendment rights for corporations, may embark on a new course that critics say could unleash a flood of corporate wealth into elections that are already awash in more regulated kinds of campaign spending.
Pro-Business Ruling Likely in High Court Campaign Finance Case
The National Law Journal
September 10, 2009
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