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They have done it! The Elite few have cut the rest of us out of our own government. George Bush was allowed to get elected without the popular vote... now all the rest of the government can be to!!!!!

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Supreme Court Sanctioned Murder Of Democracy! Keith Olbermann [10:58] Supreme Court gives America to the Corporations, Rep. Alan Grayson [4:47]

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In Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling, Supreme Court Removes Limits on Corporate Campaign
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Explaining the Supreme Court on Campaign Finance
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Fahrenheit 911 - by Michael Moore [1:58:28]

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 08-205 (2010), was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections cannot be limited—because of the First Amendment. The 5–4 decision, in favor of Citizens United, resulted from a dispute over whether the non-profit corporation Citizens United could air a film critical of Hillary Clinton, and whether the group could advertise the film in broadcast ads featuring Clinton's image, in apparent violation of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, commonly known as the McCain–Feingold Act.

The decision reached the Supreme Court on appeal from a January 2008 decision by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The lower court decision upheld provisions of the McCain–Feingold Act which prevented the film Hillary: The Movie from being shown on television within 30 days of 2008 Democratic primaries.

The Court struck down a provision of the McCain–Feingold Act that prohibited all corporations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and unions from broadcasting “electioneering communications.” An "electioneering communication" was defined in McCain–Feingold as a broadcast, cable, or satellite communication that mentioned a candidate within 60 days of a general election or thirty days of a primary. The decision overruled Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (1990) and partially overruled McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003). McCain–Feingold had previously been weakened, without overruling McConnell, in Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. (2007). The Court did uphold requirements for disclaimer and disclosure by sponsors of advertisements. The case did not involve the federal ban on direct contributions from corporations or unions to candidate campaigns or political parties.


11.20.2011. 08:09

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