Saturday, January 23, 2010

Democracy Now: Jamin Raskin -- In Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling, Supreme Court Removes Limits on Corporate Campaign Spending

In Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling, Supreme Court Removes Limits on Corporate Campaign Spending
Democracy Now

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court rules corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to elect and defeat candidates. One lawmaker describes it as the worst Supreme Court decision since the Dred Scott case justifying slavery. We speak with constitutional law professor, Jamin Raskin.

Professor of Constitutional Law at American University and a Maryland State Senator. He is the author of several books, including Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court vs. The American People.

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1 comment:

Ryan said...

Another in a long line of supreme court decsions that weakens the voice and actions of the people of the united states. Since it's inception the supreme court has used it's authority to turn seeminly progressive constitutional amendments, such as the 14th, into laws protecting corporate America. For more information to anyone interested in how the supreme court has tried destroyed the rights of the people read A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.