Justice Kennedy says corporate spending in elections does not corrupt, Ginsburg disagrees

May 9, 2015

In his original decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued that independent campaign expenditures by corporations ‘do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.’ Ginsberg argued that the Montana case was an opportunity to reconsider ‘in light of the huge sums currently deployed to buy candidates’ allegiance.’ “

 

 

Source: Rachel Weiner, “Supreme Court’s Montana decision strengthens Citizens United,” The Washington Post, June 25, 2012, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/supreme-courts-montana-... [verified 4/22/14]

 

 

 

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