Citizens United Ruling Screws All Citizens
It’s hard to understate the potentially devastating impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case yesterday. Here’s Matthew’s take on it:
Without having read the entire 183 pages of the decision and the dissents, it appears to me that this decision overturns Rhode Island’s current ban on the use of corporate dollars in a state election.
In other words, the decision appears to make plausible the following scenario.
Textron could spend $500,000 on television ads that urge voters to vote for John Robitaille for Governor.
And the movie whose airing started it all: