Supreme Court Rules in “Hillary, The Movie” case

The following report just came out from the AP on MSNBC.com.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corporations may spend as freely as they like to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on business efforts to influence federal campaigns.

By a 5-4 vote, the court overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said companies can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to produce and run their own campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states.

It leaves in place a prohibition on direct contributions to candidates from corporations and unions.

Read more of the report here.

  2 comments for “Supreme Court Rules in “Hillary, The Movie” case

  1. Three cheers for the Lincoln Club
    January 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Three cheers for the Lincoln Club of OC!

    A victory for free speech!

    The documentary film about Hillary Clinton, co-produced by the Lincoln Club of Orange County, was wrongly banned from advertising and airing on cable TV during the 2008 presidential primary.

    The 90-minute film, “Hillary: The Movie,” was partially funded by a significant grant from the Lincoln Club and its members and premiered in Orange County in early 2008, just before the presidential primary.

  2. Jo
    January 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    The supreme court got this one right. Schumer thinks it is unAmerican. Free speech unAmerican?. Unshackle the San Joaquin Valley, turn on the water.

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