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Supreme Court strengthens Citizens United decision with Montana ruling

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Falldog, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    http://www.latimes.com/news/politic...n-corporate-spending-20120625,0,1240460.story
     
  2. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    100 years sounds about right. That's around when legislators across the country started wiping their ass with the Constitution.

    Pretty sure bribing legislators is still illegal.
     
  3. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    So the reason to not ban corporate bribing is that people used to bribe politicians? Isn't the Copper King history an excellent reason to ban these "corporate contributions" because all they have amounted to in the past were bribes?
     
  4. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    As a practical matter, yes. As a legal matter, though, corporations have had the right to free political speech as much as any real-human. They just allowed it to be restricted for a long time.

    The Citizens United decision is one that could have been made any time since campaign finance laws started involuntary restrictions.
     
  5. countryblumpkin

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    that's why they started calling them "contributions".

    people don't think 10 million from conoco-phillips comes with strings?

    so many people have the flowchart of don't like unions>companies are against unions>i agree with companies then.as if the unions can approach that level spending.
     

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