Writing for the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC, Justice Anthony Kennedy claimed that judicial rulings on campaign finance law are final unless the Court changes its mind or the Constitution is amended. Although he acknowledged that the Court “must give weight to attempts by Congress to seek to dispel either the appearance or the reality” of improper influences from independent expenditures, he added: “The remedies enacted by law, however, must comply with the First Amendment; and, it is our law and our tradition that more speech, not less, is the governing rule.”

Decide, yes; final, no.

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