Sunday, January 24, 2010

Corporations are just like real people...but with more wealth, power, influence and rights (oh, and fewer responsibilities)

The recent Supreme Court majority opinion in the case of CITIZENS UNITED v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION now allows corporations unlimited power to influence elections through campaign contributions, advertising and other applications of their wealth. Justice Stevens was scathing in writing the dissenting minority opinion. The following are some excerpts taken from this opinion. The full text can be viewed at the U.S. Supreme Court website.

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