18 Feb '12, 8am

SCOTUS Blocks Montana's Ban On Corporate Political Spending | Care2 Causes

Little as I like Citizens United,the sky is not falling here. The supremacy clause does give priority to federal law (remember folks, this is what keeps abortion legal in the states that have been widdling away at reproductive rights.) Montana certainly knows this and is paving the way for court challenges. I don't think it will lead to an immediate overturning of CitU, At the least it will lead to review of safeguars against corruption, (the current standard of candidates 'not coordinating' with SuperPACs was forseeably inadequate and vague and is flouted by candidates openly) .The legal equivalence of money as speach has significant standing in law.There needs to be some compelling interest to limit free speech .This has, unfortunately, the inevitability of Greek tragedy about it. That compelling reason is likely to be the wholesale corrupton of the political system,incl...

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