SCOTUS Rolls Back Corporate Spending Limits in Election Campaigns

The Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in Citizens United v. FEC Thursday. The ruling rejects corporate spending limits in election campaigns when the company is not in direct coordination with the campaign.

"The government may regulate corporate political speech through disclaimer and disclosure requirements, but it may not suppress that speech altogether," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the 5-4 majority decision supported by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia.

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