Corporate money and free speech

    The Supreme Court not only refused to revisit its disastrous Citizens United decision on Monday, it didn’t even deign to consider arguments. The 2010 ruling allows corporations to make unlimited campaign contributions and has led to the rise of super PACs.

    The Court’s conservative majority, supposedly devoted to states’ rights, refused to permit Montana, or any other state, to impose limits on spending by corporations on elections. Montana was not even allowed to make the case that such unlimited, and often secret, spending leads to corruption.

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