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Seattle Times: A look at the Citizens United decision

A snapshot of the Citizens United v. FEC decision:

….When his case reached the Supreme Court, the conservative justices voiced alarm that the government could restrict such a movie, or perhaps a book, simply because it was paid for with corporate money, and decided to broadly consider the issue of corporate-funded election ads.

Chief Justice John Roberts said he was convinced a broad, free-speech ruling was required. Otherwise, the law “would allow censorship not only of television and radio broadcasts, but of pamphlets, posters, the Internet and virtually any other medium that corporations and unions might find useful in expressing their views on matters of public concern.”

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