Thursday, January 21, 2010

Supreme Court and Corporate Advocacy

First the legal analysis:

And then the two sides get their say

The Court's ruling is here, though it may load faster from here.

Discuss: How broad is this decision? Will it affect only federal elections, or state also? What is a "corporation" within this context? What limits still apply to corporate political spending? How is this different from what corporate Political Action Committees (PACs) could do already? If you were CEO of a corporation, say Bank of America, would you authorize corporate money to be used to advocate the election or defeat of an incumbent member of Congress? Would you advocate in an open race? Who is helped and who is hurt by this ruling? Why?

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