Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

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Political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, and the government may not keep corporations or unions from spending money to support or denounce individual candidates in elections. While corporations or unions may not give money directly to campaigns, they may seek to persuade the voting public through other means, including ads, especially where these ads were not broadcast.

REFER: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: SCOTUSblog

Former Supreme Court Justice Souter on Citizens United Decision and Freedom of Speech (8:24)

Justice Scalia on Citizens United (2:37)

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