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Friday, 22 January 2010

Money Talks

While I was on my way home from Washington the Supreme Court came out with its decision in
CITIZENS UNITED v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.
It is a very important decision - which will have a big impact on the conduct of elections, and politics generally in the United States. The Court, in a 5-4 decision overturned earlier precedents. There will be congressional hearings on the issues arising from the decision. As well as raising issues about the role that corporate money can play in elections - this decision should pose questions about the power of Supreme Court justices, and whether the Court is playing a role far beyond what the Constitution intended.

The judgement can be read here.

Comments on the decision can be accessed via the following links -


The Hill(1) and the Hill (2)
Politico
The Atlantic
Sudha Krishna

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