Supreme Court strikes down *some* campaign spending limits

By Matt Hawes

Could this be the beginning of the end for McCain-Feingold?

From The Los Angeles Times:

The Supreme Court today overturned a century-old restriction on corporations using their money to sway federal elections and ruled that companies have a free-speech right to spend as much as they wish to persuade voters to elect or defeat candidates for Congress and the White House.

In a 5-4 decision, the court’s conservative bloc said corporations have the same 1st Amendment rights as individuals and, for that reason, the government may not stop corporations from spending freely to influence the outcome of federal elections….

Read the rest.

View the original article at Campaign for Liberty

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