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  •  This is dailykos. You don't get to make stuff up. (2+ / 0-)
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    opendna, PavePusher

    The Citizens United ruling did not change the law on direct contributions to Candidates, or bribery. It merely allowed for profits, non-profits, and Unions to publish their own speech.

    Wisconsin's Republican candidates: Paper and Plastic.

    by ben masel on Tue Aug 24, 2010 at 04:40:03 PM PDT

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    •  You're dancing on the head of a pin if (0+ / 0-)

      you think these aren't completely entangled.

      Citizens United = corporations are people

      The point was to overturn a law to restrict campaign financing which is always an invitation to bribery.

      I doubt the writers of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights thought that corporations were people or that a right to 'petition' was the same as a right to bribe.

      The 90-page dissent held that the Court's ruling "threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation. The path it has taken to reach its outcome will, I fear, do damage to this institution."

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

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