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.