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America up for all political speech

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that government is out of the business of regulating corporate political speech.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the 5-to-4 majority “If the First Amendment has any force, it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political speech.”

The Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, No. 08-205 put into law what government has long accepted, that corporations have the same rights as individuals when it comes to political speech. Continue reading

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