SCOTUS Reaffirms Citizens United Decision

In another day of Supreme Court decisions, with everyone waiting with bated breath for the Court’s ruling on ObamaCare, the Court chose instead to rule on other high-profile cases, including a case questioning Montana’s campaign finance rules.

In a 5-4 decision, the Conservative majority declined to allow the Liberal minority to essentially force a re-hearing of 2010′s pivotal Citizens United case overturning some campaign finance restrictions.

The AP reports:

By a 5-4 vote, the court’s conservative justices said the decision in the Citizens United case in 2010 applies to state campaign finance laws and guarantees corporate and labor union interests the right to spend freely to advocate for or against candidates for state and local offices.

Read the Court’s decision here (pdf).

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