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Supreme Court gives corporations free hand in US elections

Max Eternity - With all of the independent and progressive members of the US Supreme Court in dissent, the Bush/Reagan appointed judges making up the majority of the body, have handed down a decision permitting unrestricted spending by corporations. CNN reports:

The Supreme Court has given big business, unions and nonprofits more power to spend freely in federal elections, a major turnaround that threatens a century of government efforts to regulate the power of corporations to bankroll American politics.

In a 5-4 ruling, the court's conservative majority crafted a narrow overhaul of federal campaign spending Thursday that could have an immediate effect on next year's congressional midterm elections. Read more.


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