Controversy deepens over corporate rights, Citizens United

The National Law Journal

A special report examining the legal and political fallout from the Supreme Court's controversial decision in Citizens United v. FEC. Announced on Jan. 24, the decision, authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, sharply divided the court. The ruling, which overturned several years of the Court's jurisprudence, holds that a ban on corporate expenditures in elections is an unconstitutional chill on legitimate political speech. Since, President Obama and Democrats in Congress have criticized the decision, and public debate continues.

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